Florida Keys Fishing Report week of 1/21/19
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Offshore:
As we are full into our winter season, the true offshore trips are often far and few between. On the calm pre-front days there will be some charters running to fish the Islamorada Hump, and with often great success with the Blackfin Tuna. Even most Dolphin are found and caught by those fishing the reef either live baiting Sails or Kings.
Reefs:
The most noteworthy day last week was a trip on The Dauntless. They got into Snapper and Tuna fishing the Reef. Also, they hooked and released Two Sailfish, but one release was forced by a Mako Shark that chomped on the Sailfish. The crew soon hooked the Mako fighting it to boat side. On the Kay K IV they caught Yellowtail Snapper and King Mackerel. Captain Travis on the Indigenous boated a Swordfish. On the charter boat Floridian, they caught two African Pompano. Captain Jon on his Drop Back charter boat put 9 Kingfish and one 8-pound Dolphin in the box.
Gulf and Bay:
Gulf action is great, with the Spanish Mackerel taking top honors. Captain Lou Brubaker had a couple from “across the pond” out on a three-quarter day and they caught an estimated 25 Mackerel and some nice Lane Snapper. Captain Vinnie Biondoletti out of Bud and mary’s Marina fished the Mackerel also and caught them big time and got into a slew of ladyfish to round out the rod bending.
Flats, Backcountry and Flamingo:
Captain Skip Nielson fished the Cape Sable area and got his fare into Tarpon, Snook and Redfish. In Florida Bay Captain Juan Garcia found a bunch of nice Seatrout for his gang. In the Flamingo area Captain Tim Klein found all the Snook and Redfish needed to give his clients plenty of stories. Captain Freddie out of Smugglers Cove Marina found more Redfish and Snook than should be allowed. Captain Fred said they were fishing in a pocket and it was chock full of Redfish. Captain Charlie Tindall found good action with Tarpon and Snook in the shoreline area of Florida Bay.
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