Islamorada Sea Horse Sport Fishing Report
Sailfish are moving down the edge of the reef and we are catching them. Most of the sailfish have been caught on live bait. Some of the best choices of bait have been live Ballyhoo, Cigar minnows, and Blue Runners. Most of these baits are slowly trolled on the surface to entice a strike. On windy days the kite method has been used with great results. Common baits used on a kite rig are live Goggle Eyes, Blue Runners, and Threadfin Herring. The kite idea is very effective because it constantly holds a bait fish near the surface in distress. The distressful noise/vibration is what triggers a feeding reaction to predator fish.
The Wahoo are in the Islamorada area also. We have caught some lately on live Ballyhoo on the edge of the reef while fishing for Sailfish. Wahoo are strong sport fish that happen to be very good to eat. They are a trophy fish that demands respect. When hooked up it is easy to understand why they are called Wahoo since most anglers bellow their name as hundreds of feet of line peel off the reel. Keep in mind Islamorada is the place where miracles in fishing happen almost every.
Capt Rick