Hi Everyone and thanks for checking out our fishing report. We’ve had some awesome fishing the last few weeks aboard the new Captain Easy. We’ve been fishing for a little bit of everything all depending on the weather and fishing conditions each day. Offshore of Islamorada the fishing has been excellent and we’ve been live bait kite fishing on most of our offshore trips with plenty of success especially with sailfish, kingfish and blackfin tuna! The new boat the Conch 27 is an awesome platform for this type of fishing and has been working out great. I’ve also been doing quite a bit of wreck and reef fishing and we’ve had some beautiful catches of mutton snapper, yellowtail snapper, mangrove snapper, and grouper all the way from the shallow patch reefs out to the deep wrecks with amberjacks and vermillion snapper on the deeper wrecks as well. In addition to all of this I’ve also added something new to the list of fishing options aboard the Captain Easy. We’ve started doing trips back to the Gulf of Mexico and they have been an awesome new option. We still will be doing mostly offshore and reef fishing, but in winter and spring we can offer gulf trips as well. The fishing in the gulf has been very good. We run about an hour out of Islamorada into the open gulf and fish on shallow wrecks for a mixed bag of Spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper, sea trout, pompano, jacks, and even cobia! It’s usually very fast action on light tackle and when we find the cobia it can be spectacular fishing. These trips are a great windy day option as it stays much calmer back in the gulf than on the oceanside in the Florida Keys especially on an east wind. On a day with 20 knot east winds where there would be 4 to 7 foot seas offshore we still have calm seas of 1 to 3 foot back in the gulf witch make for very comfortable fishing conditions. Moving forward we will be offering these trips from November through April. I highly recommend trying out a gulf trip this spring or next winter if you haven’t before.
Looking ahead we should continue to do a lot of live bait and kite fishing for the next few weeks and months as well as some more fishing in the gulf. Once it warms up to summer time temperatures we will start to focus more on running further offshore in search of mahi mahi. The wreck and bottom fishing will continue to be good through the spring and into summer. We will also start tarpon fishing this month and the next few months should be prime time to catch tarpon in the Florida Keys. The months of April, May, and June are my 3 favorite months to Tarpon fish and I’ll be offering both daytime and evening trips during the time.
Thanks for checking this out and here are some recent pics from our fishing charters!