Off Shore: Sailfish action has been very good along the edge of Davis Reef. Live bait presentations like bump trolling and kite fishing have been very good. During certain periods of the day shallow water sight casting for sailfish has been amazing.
Further off shore deep drop fishing for snappers has been a blast. If you want to catch big amberjacks; well they are already at the hump and other wrecks.
Wahoo have been caught here and there from Tennessee Reef to Conch Reef. A variety of methods seem to work consistently around this area. However I have witnessed many Captains insist their way is the best way. So i believe you should choose your favorite method and pursue the Wahoo in the Islamorada area with confidence.
For the sake of this article, “ LOL” it is not unusual to catch Wahoo here in Islamorada bumb trolling slowly in 130 feet of water using live Speedos. Live Speedos can be caught around the edge of Davis and Crocker reefs. These bait fish can be attracted to your boat with a standard block of chum in a chum bag. There are many ways to catch them, hoop netting is my favorite way to catch speedos.
Off Shore Forecast: More Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish, Cobia, Black Fin Tuna, and Snappers will be available from day to day along the edge of the reef. Don’t be surprised if some Mahi pop up from when you are targeting other fish. Fishing in Islamorada is as good as it’s ever been in recent history. Come on down and stay in one of our wonderful hotels and dine on the fish you caught in one of our local restaurants.
Back Country: Captain John Captain Russ, Captain Skip, and Capt Jeremy are the Back Country guides to call when you visit Whale Harbor. They have been catching a variety of sport fish in Florida Bay, and Flamingo’s Everglades National Park. Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Snook, and Sharks have been common catches.