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Waving the Flag Islamorada Style

On June 29, 2017, Posted by , In Sportfishing, By , With No Comments

Waving the flag Islamorada style means something different down here. It means catching big yellowtail  snapper. I had three generations of Hansons from Oklahoma and Kansas on the boat with me for a four hour, half-day reef trip. These guys have never fished with  spinning tackle before. So there was…

Summer fishing is heating up. Get some!

On June 28, 2017, Posted by , In Sportfishing, By , With No Comments

Summer fishing is heating up as much as the weather. Had split charter on a full day trip today. Scott and his son Jack from Maryland were joined by Scott from New York. Left the dock at 7 a.m. I decided to make a stop for some blackfin tuna to…

Kicking off Memorial Day weekend!

On May 26, 2017, Posted by , In Sportfishing, By , With No Comments

We’re kicking off Memorial Day weekend here in Islamorada on a high note. The wind that had been blowing the previous couple days finally subsided and was hardly a breath of air when I got to the boat this morning at 6:30. We were fishing a couple of guys from…

Match the hatch for mahi mahi & tuna

On May 22, 2017, Posted by , In Mahi mahi,Tuna, With No Comments

The key to success today was to  match the hatch for mahi mahi and blackfin tuna. The blackfin tuna fishing continues to be excellent on football and medium sized fish. A few bigger models of these up to 20lbs are hitting the dock as well. The mahi fishing is also…