Hello everyone, and welcome back to this week’s Florida Keys fishing report! Some pretty good weather we have had this week, but doesn’t look so great for the weekend. The winds are forecast to pick up to 25 knots, so it’s not going to be easy for any of you with smaller boats. With that out of the way, the fishing this week has been decent. A couple days of good fishing, and a couple that were just downright tough. The sailfish bite has had its ups and downs, as we really need a new body of fish to move in. Several of the fish we are catching have multiple hooks still in their mouths and are getting smarter every day. The wreck fishing is picking up with the bottom bite, and there have been lots of king mackerel around the wrecks and reef. The Yellowtail bite on the reef was great early in the week, but slowed as we lost our current and the water became gin clear. South of Alligator light has been better for reef fishing as the water was dirtier with good southwest current. The patches are producing well after this last cool front, with some decent bottom dwellers as well. This wind is hopefully just what we need to push in the gulf stream current, and get these sails on the move. A lot of fish being caught north of Miami, so keep your fingers crossed. Well, be safe this weekend, and we will catch you next week!
Capt. James Chappell – Islamorada Fishing Charters