Hello everyone, and welcome back to this week’s report!  First off I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and that you all ate entirely too much!  I know I did, but it was worth every bit of it!  Leading up to this week the fishing was decent and the weather finally laid down a bit.

Offshore Fishing - A Few Mahis & Smaller Swordfish

The offshore scene had a few straggler Mahi left in it and some Tuna on the hump.  Mostly smaller Blackfin Tunas, nothing crazy.  Nice report from the sword ledge off Key Largo with a couple Swordfish over 250, but only a few smaller fish reported from Marathon to Islamorada.

Wreck & Reef - Good Fishing...Watch Out For The Sharks!

The wreck fishing has been decent, but the sharks were terrible this week.  Still managed some Mutton Snappers, Groupers, Amberjacks, and even a few African Pompano. 

The reef bite was slow on the Yellowtail Snappers, but did produce some nice Mangrove Snappers for a late season bite. The Sailfish bite was slow this past week as well, but some Wahoo and larger Blackfin Tuna filled in the voids for a few boats for sure.

On That Note...

Things are shaping up, just need some consistent weather.  Looks like we might finally get that.  We will see!

Tight Lines,
Capt. James Chappell

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