Well, another week has come and gone in this beautiful place, and things are settling in for fall.  The fishing this week was consistent on the humps with the blackfin tunas, and even a few mahi around still.  I still think we are going to get a few weeks of good mahi fishing, but time will tell.  The deep ledge produced a few nice swords this week, with a couple topping the 200 pound mark.  One from Key Largo and one from Marathon I am told, and a few smaller ones in between.  The deep dropping was decent too with some nice queen snappers to boot!  The wreck fishing started to pick up as the current was trying to get moving, and the water cleaning up.  Hoping this weekend will be the change we are looking for.  Reef fishing remains about the same.  If you get some current they are happy, but if no current then it is going to be tough.  The fish are there and if you can get the right condition, you will find success.  Some positive notes are that there have been a few sails around all up and down the road, and we are starting to see a few nicer tunas move inside on the wrecks.  Let’s hope this means an early season for our winter fish, as that would be nice for everyone!  Well, that is all for this week!  Be safe out there, and check back next week for a new report!

Tight Lines,

Capt. James Chappell

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