Hello everyone and welcome back to this week’s report! Some decent weather this week in the Upper Florida Keys, and the fishing is seeming to pick up as we hit the middle of the week. Not that it was bad, but most of us have Sailfish on our brain this time of year and it has been a bit slow. We ended the 2022 Islamorada Sailfish Tournament last Sunday with only 4 fish taking the first place spot for 3 days of fishing. I wouldn’t call that too stellar.
Since the weekend, there has been an influx of offshore bait and what appears to be a new body of Sailfish in our area, so we will see what this weekend brings. Out on the sword ledge, the fishing was pretty good this week! There were several fish caught, and a few nicer fish over 200 pounds as well. This fishery has history, with the winter months, yielding some of the biggest fish, so now is a great time to try your luck out there. The humps are still teaming with nice Blackfin Tunas, and the Amber Jacks are happy. The sharks are pretty happy too, so be prepared for that. There were a few Mahi running around still, but it is very sporadic as expected. If a current edge gets set up or a nicer weed line, it seems to be gathering a few, but other than that the birds are pretty much done.
A little closer in on the deeper wrecks and ledges, the fishing is picking up as the current has been good the last few days. The Mutton Snappers and Groupers have been biting well, and there are some Kingfish, Wahoo, Cobia, and Blackfin Tunas around these areas as well.
The reef bite is on the same line with the Yellowtail Snappers, with the bite on the upswing!
Looks like the weekend is going to have a lot to offer and is only going to get better! Looking forward to some beautiful weather this weekend, so if we can help, give us a call!