Tried the yellowtailing to start out and caught a few nice fish but i could see that it just wasn't going to happen.
We started catching yelloweye (silk) snapper on the first drop and they were still biting when we reached our limit.
The AJ's were biting at the hump and Ian and Henry each caught and released one.
Another beautiful day on the ocean and it looks good for the rest of the week.
A lack of bites on the reef today with a lot of boats trying lead me to make a decision to head offshore.
It didn't take Ryan and Mat long to get good at dropping and didn't take long for them to start catching fish.
By days end we had caught porgies, margates, silk and vermillion snapper, grouper and amocco jacks.
Another great family that we able to give some great memories to.
A little chill in the air this morning but the rain was over and the sun was out so Bob, Ryan and Mat were more than happy to be fishing in the Florida Keys and out of the NJ snow.
Bait was tough so we sat down and spent the morning yellowtailing. Caught 25 tails of mixed sizes along with the usual assortment of other species.
Bob and the boys are doing a full day tomorrow. Winds are predicted to be light so we'll be able try a few different things.
Tom, Tim, Kelly and Kelly are our new friends from Illinois. The water was green and the current was perfect for yellow tail snapper and if the sharks hadn't been a problem we would have been limited out quickly.
It was busy, catching bonitas, runners and sharks between yellowtail bites.
The muttons weren't cooperating so we moved out to the deep catching more sharks and releasing a few undersized out of season groupers.
Thanks again folks for a fun day on the kk.
Mother nature made the jersey boys last day memorable. We had wind gusts of 28 knots from the north thru out the day but that didn't stop the boys from catching some good fish. We kept 5 nice muttons and a bunch of big yellowtail while hanging on most of the day.
Thanks CP, Pat, Dick and Ed, always a fun trip and we'll see you all again next year.
CP showed up this morning in shorts and a t-shirt, obviously his new jersey blood is a lot thicker than mine. We'll see whether he dresses the same tomorrow as they are calling for temps in the 50's.
The boys did well, catching 25 nice tails, some mutton snappers and Dick caught a 20 lb bonita on 12 lb. There was also the usual assortment of blue runners, smaller bonitas and trigger fish.
Nice job today guys with the less than ideal conditions.
Yesterday was a washout with high winds and a lot of rain so the Jersey Boys had a day off. Reports are that they used the time off very constructively (massages, whirlpool, replenishing lost fluids) so they could be 100% for fishing today.
CP and Pat were in fine form today, helped by a gorgious day of light wind and slight cloud cover.
They caught vermilion and silk snapper, rose porgies, amber an amicco jacks, a black grouper and a bunch of snowy groupers, along with a couple tile fish.
Eddie made us all wonderfull fried fish sandwiches for lunch and Dick kept CP from spending too much time on the couch.
Looks like we'll all be out there again on Monday.
The Jersey boys arrived yesterday and fished their first day today.
Eddie and Dick were the stars today catching all the blackfins, snapper, AJ's, grouper, bonitas and skipjacks that we encountered. They felt right at home as it was a wet, windy, cold overcast day (just like new jersey!!)
Tomorrow it's supposed to blow 25 knts from the south so they have decided to spend the day onshore and start fresh on Saturday.
Ray and Henry fished us last year about this time and we caught some major kingfish. This year they wanted to do an evening trip so Friday night we went.
The sharks won as we went 0 for 8 on some monster bill sharks. Between the channel markers, rough bottom and some bad luck we just couldn't get one to the boat.
Ray and Henry aren't taking back pictures but they have some great stories of the ones that got aesy.
This is Captain Don keeping you updated on our recent fishing adventures