Off Shore: We have been catching Mahi Mahi everyday for the last two weeks. Some days there are more fish migrating through the area than others. Non the less if you cover enough water you will probably find a few schools of Mahi. There has been a number of ways to encounter Mahi in and around the gulf stream near Islamorada. Weed lines, current edges, floating debris, and around working birds flying low near the water where Mahi are feeding.
Some bigger fish have been working there way down the current chasing flying fish in an area called the rips. The rips are about 16 miles offshore of Islamorada where the uneven sea floor features cause an up welling as the gulf stream moves over the top. These upwellings push nutrients towards the surface were predators gorge themselves with small fish and squids.
Black Fin Tuna have been plentiful at the 409 and Islamorada humps. Tunas have been caught regularly around 350 feet of water during the morning hours. Look for working birds to help you locate the bigger schools of Tunas.
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