I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been really busy fishing and taking care of both boats, but the good news is that I’ve got plenty of action to report.
The fishing through late summer and so far this fall in Islamorada has been excellent. Aboard the Easy does it I’ve pretty much finished up Tarpon fishing for the season and we finished strong! This was by far my best tarpon season ever! Fishing aboard the Conch 27 was a pleasure and we had great fishing through August and into September with multiple tarpon and a by catch of sharks on almost all of our trips except for a few slower trips where we still managed to catch a tarpon or a bunch of sharks.
I’ve also done a few reef and bottom fishing trips aboard the Easy does it this fall and they have gone great as well. Both the reef fishing for yellowtail and mangrove snapper as well as bottom fishing on the deeper 200 foot spots for vermillion, yellow eye, and mutton snapper have been very good and the conch has preformed even better than I have expected on these trips. We also where given a short red snapper mini season for a few weekends this past august and I’m happy to report we made the most of it with limit catches of nice fat red snapper on those days. Here are a few pictures.
I’m still doing all of my offshore fishing charters and most of my reef fishing trips aboard the Capt. Easy. I’ve committed to doing those trips aboard the old boat until next summer and will probably be moving to the Conch 27 full time sometime soon after that.
The offshore fishing in the Florida Keys has been excellent the last few weeks and months with great fishing for both dolphin and black fin tuna. We’ve had some extraordinary catches during this time Including a 57 pound slammer bull dolphin on one fishing charter and several great catches of large blackfin tuna. The dolphin and tuna fishing was excellent through August and September and should stay good until we get our first strong cold front witch could be anytime from mid October through mid November. At that time the live bait fishing should heat up just offshore of the reef and we will be shifting our focus to live baiting and kite fishing for sailfish, wahoo, kingfish, tuna, and snapper in the 100 to 200 foot depths just 5 to 7 miles from shore. We’ve still got plenty of availability for the rest of the fall and the coming season so give me a call and lets go fishing! Here are some pictures from the offshore trips.