It happens every once in a while that I get folks who do not want to fish for mahi. Today was one of those parties, which is fine, because mahi isn't the only fish to be caught this time of year.
We started by catching 20 yellowtail, then went to the hump and caught a dozen blackfin tuna and. finished the day deep dropping. Caught a decent snowy, rose porgies. and yelloweyes on the drops and headed for home.
My anglers Jason, Troy and 10 year old Riley had a great time.
Duncan, Curtis and a couple of their buds came back to fish mahi and they picked the right week again..
We started with ones and twos but then found a turtle with a large school of mahi on him and it more and more fish for rest of the day.
Fortunately we found our fish fairly close because the wind is not letting up and it's nasty out in the gulf stream. We ended up with over 30 gaffers and heavy lifters
Thought I took a picture of our catch today. ... guess not. We caught 18 fat schoolies and pulled the hook on a 30 pounder. We also took a beating while out there. The wind was a few knots more then yesterday and yesterday wasn't exactly pleasant.
My new clients from Miami had a great time and are planning their next trip on the kk.
After a week or so of beautiful weather the wind has returned. The wind was not totally a bad thing as it kept most of the small boats inshore and made for better mahi fishing.
We did well again today , catching a couple 17 to 18 lb mahi and 20 or so schoolies. Bill and his group will be taking home a bunch of filets and planning their return to Islamorada next year.
Memorial Day weekend could be one of my least favorite fishing weekends of the year. The mahi fishing is just starting to improve and it seem like every small boater in south Florida is out looking to score a few fish. Boating etiquette and common sense die long before the 1st mahi does.
We caught fairly well with one around 17lbs and 15 nice schoolies. Bill and his buddies (from PA) will be back tomorrow for another go on the kk.
Hardly got the baits out and had our 1st tarpon on. Jumped that one off and didn't have another bite for 45 minutes. I was starting to get a little anxious when Joe hooked up one about 90 lbs. We caught him and a few minutes later Joe's girlfriend caught one around 40 lbs. We jumped one more tarpon off a little while later and then headed home.
no pictures yet. Mom was shooting pictures when we first hooked up but I was too busy maneuvering the boat to get out my camera, trying unsuccessful to keep the line off the channel marker piling. Amazingly we were able to pull the line off where it was caught on the piling, send Tony up the tower leg to get the line over the marker and still catch the tarpon. We definitely beat the odds on that one.
Jumped 2 more tarpon off and caught 4 sharks to complete the evening
Wendy with her snowy grouper we caught today on the half. No current in the tarpon hole so the yellowtail bite was slow. We decided to run out to a couple of the deep drop spots and although there wasn't much current out there either we caught pretty well for the time we had.. porgies, verms , groupers and jacks, caught in a hour other so.
Terry and his crew from Minnesota fished a full day with us today. They were a lot of fun and we had a good time although the mahi fishing was a little slow. We did catch 6 mahi, some nice porgies and a decent snowy grouper.
They will be back next year or sooner depending on how soon the cold starts.
The second day of the crones and colitis tournament was today and it was a bit of a struggle for everyone. We caught some decent yellowtail and a mutton and kingfish. A few boats found enough mahi to fill the rack but overall it was slow.
Tomorrow is the last day and hopefully the fishing will improve.
The day started pretty nice once we got through the rain. Caught our limit of big yellowtail and decided to go look for mahi.
We caught 8 out in 500ft under the black birds but the rain and wind made things pretty uncomfortable.
Tony, Tony and Albert hung in there and had a lot of good fish to take back to Miami.
Robert's guys rallied today. Yesterday a bit too much liquor made for a long day for a couple of them. Today was very windy but the current and wind were in the same direction and the yellowtail bit very well. We also caught a mutton, a couple big grey snapper and 2 nice king fish. Back home by 11 and happy to be there.
This is Captain Don keeping you updated on our recent fishing adventures