Off Shore Report: Off shore of Islamorada there has been very good Mahi Mahi fishing. Most Captains have been catching fish around the Islamorada Hump and the 409 Hump. While catching Black Fin Tunas it has been a common occurrence to catch Mahi throughout the day. Additionally single fish and schools of Mahi have been encountered in various depths of water. Mahi are Pelagic fish that migrate through our area near Islamorada in and around the Gulf Stream current. They can swim in any depth of water and can be found in a variety of locations on any given day. If you are looking for Mahi cover a lot of water and look for tell tale signs of their presence. Floating debris, weed lines, working birds, and current edges are great place to investigate.
On the reef Yellow Tail Snapper and Mangrove Snapper have been abundant. Many Captains have choose to save fuel and fish the reef areas for these fish. Kingfish, Snapper, Jacks, Cero Mackerel, Grouper, Muttons Snapper, and big sharks have been keeping the fleet busy.
Off Shore Forecast: More Mahi and Black Fin Tunas can be expected in the up coming weeks. Hot unstable weather is part of the late summer good fishing routine. There always has been good fishing of some sort in the Islamorada area no matter what time of the year. Some Captains are better than others when its comes to making these transitions. However, they all seem to work together to ensure a good catch is accomplished for their clients that visit Islamorada.
Back Country Report: Tarpon around the bridges in the Islamorada area. Live Mullet and Mahi bellies have been the top two best baits for catching Tarpon. Sea Trout, Black Drum, Sharks, and Mangrove Snappers have been consistently caught throughout Florida Bay.