kings and yellowtails

Today was a great day I got to take out some local snowbirds. I have a few groups of guys that charter me a few times each winter and I always look forward to getting on the water with them. Today we headed west and started our day on the bar doing some Yellowtailing. In between catching Yellowtails we loaded the livewell with Speedos that we had planed to use for live bait later. After loading the livewell and the cooler we switched gears and put out the live Speedos in search of Wahoo. It wasn’t long and we had our first bight. After a good fight we landed a big King not a Wahoo. We landed a few other big Kings but couldn’t find a wahoo before heading in on our 6 hour charter.

4 hours of fun

Today I had another action packed day. We headed to a wreck in 150 feet of water.  The action was so good never even needed to move after that. Catching snappers, jacks, mutton, barracudas and more. It was a blast of a day with some great guys. All in all it was a perfect day of fishing.

Fun 4 hour trip

Today was an absolutely perfect day on the water. We headed out at 8 am just looking for some big fish to bend the rod. We started by catching some nice Yellowtail snappers. The bite was not as hot as I would have liked so we soon moved out to some deeper wrecks. We made our first stop on a tug boat in 90 feet. We again landed a few fish but nothing to exciting so we moved once more.  We anchored the boat up on a wreck in 220 feet where we landed a few awesome fish before heading home.

Full day of fun

Today was a a super fun day with one of my best repeat clients. This group of Canadians comes down to see me 2 or 3 times a year. We started our day on the reef catching lots of Yellowtail snappers and a few big sharks. After we had some meat in the cooler and were all a little wormed up we slid out to the deep for some big snappers. It didn’t take us very long and we started getting some big ones on the line. We hooked a lot of big fish the sharks took a few and we landed a few. By the end of the day we had a nice haul of fish.

Fun with Friends

Had some of my local buddies Vince and his family come out fishing with me today. As we planned our trip the weather looked great up until the day of the trip. The wind was blowing , but we didn’t let that stop us from having a great day on the water. We started on the reef catching some yellowtail snappers in about 60 feet of water. After we had a few really nice tails in the box we headed to one of the many wrecks we have of the coast here in Key West looking for some big mutton snappers and groupers. We lost a few and landed a few really nice fish before heading in to cut out our catch. What could have been a bummer of a day stuck on land turned out to be a great day on the water with friends.

HOT inshore action again

Today with strong winds and high seas offshore we stayed close to the island and we were not disappointed. We landed big sharks up to 200 lbs, groupers, and some awesome mutton snappers that we kept for dinner.

We still had to work at it trying a few spots but once we got on the fish the action was more than steady. Its so awesome that we can almost always go fishing here in Key West. Regardless of weather conditions its very rare that we cancel any of our trips.

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The option of flat come seas in Key West near shore waters is phenomenal. I love being in calm seas catching big fish and making my clients happy all without anyone throwing up over the side.

 

Last Minute 4 Hour trip

Got a last minute call today from an awesome family of 5.  We headed out for a 2pm to 6pm trip with action and calm seas.  I headed for a calm area with some great shallow reef spots. We had such a great time. We landed fish after fish more than we could count. We landed all kinds of snappers and even a few species of grouper. After keeping what we needed for a nice fish dinner we headed home to a beautiful Key West sunset .

 

 

Reef action packed 4 hour

Today we started our day by trolling the beautiful reef here in Key West. We trolled 2 large deep diving plugs around the reef for about and hour. We landed 1 beautiful black grouper and a few Barracudas.

With not as many bites as we had hoped we switched gears and tried our luck anchored up on the reef. I move to a beautiful patch of reef in about 70 feet that I frequent often

After putting the chum bag in and getting the lines out it wasn’t long and we landed a bunch of nice Yellowtail snappers and one big Mutton.

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Trip 2 of the day

After my morning trip it was a quick turn around before I was loaded up with my next charter. My second charter was a group of 6 awesome young guys. We started our trip on the reef catching monster sharks and yellowtail snappers.

We landed 3 Lemon sharks all well over 200lbs and a fisty Bull shark in the 150lb range. After all the shark madness and some really nice yellowtail snappers we headed to a wreck in search of some mutton snappers.

It was not long and we had found exactly what we came for. We landed 5 muttons with 3 being legal before packing it in and heading back. Hope I get the chance to take these boys back out on the water again some day.

We had a blast out there cracking jokes and making life long memories.

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First of double Half Days

Today I had back to back half day fishing charters. We headed out at 9 am due to some rain first thing in the morning. We didn’t let a little rain stop us as it was still sprinkling as we left Key West and headed south in the Atlantic Ocean. We made our first stop on a wreck in 90 feet but after a few small fish we soon moved out to the edge of the reef.

We had far better production on the edge of the reef. We landed 3 big sharks all over 100 lbs along with 1 stud Mutton snappers. We later set on the reef in about 60 feet where we landed some huge yellowtails before heading back to Key West to clean some fish before turning around and doing it all again.

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