There’s been some great fishing the past few weeks while offshore fishing in Key Largo. We’ve been leaving from 20 miles south of there, and been fishing from anywhere from the edge of the reef to 30 miles out. The reef has provided lots of action with yellowtail snapper and a few mutton snapper, a little further out on the wrecks we have also caught some vermillion snapper and amberjack, and then out in the gulf stream we have been catching mahi and blackfin tuna… We’ve have also been doing some swordfishing and been picking away at some fish. It hasn’t been easy but we have caught some nice fish the last month, but with the good days there has been some real slow days with no broadbill as well. We should still have plenty of snapper and blackfin tuna coming up this fall, as well as some mahi but there might not be quite as many as there has been lately.
It’s officially summer time here in Key Largo which means it’s time for Mahi! The bite the last few weeks has been pretty good overall, and there’s been fish of all sizes. We are having to measure some fish to see if they are legal size, and then we’ve had some nice bulls up to 30 lbs. There’s also been quite a few “football” size blackfin tuna on the humps south of key largo. The swordfishing has been a little tough lately, but we did manage two nice fish, one around 110 lbs and the other around 130 lbs. I imagine the mahi fishing will remain good, the tuna bite should improve, and hopefully the sword bite turns into a great bite like it did last year at this time. Make the drive a few miles south and send us an email when you’re ready to go fishing.
Everybody always asks what can I catch while deep sea fishing in Key Largo? I always explain to them that the time of year will dictate what we will catch, especially while Key Largo fishing in January. Today we went out for some bottom fishing in 400 – 600′ of water, also known as “deep dropping”. It is a lot of cranking, but the work is usually worth the reward, since these are some of the best eating fish we catch Key Largo offshore fishing. We caught our limit of blueline tilefish, snowy grouper, and yellowedge grouper. After that we came back to the reef and hunted for cobia, we didn’t have any success there, but we did drop on a wreck and catch a decent mutton snapper for dinner too. Yesterday we fished 2 trips on the Key Largo Fishing Charters on the Bn’M and in the morning we caught our limit of king mackerel and a couple barracudas, in the afternoon we started slow catching a nice yellowtail snapper on the bottom, a decent blackfin tuna a while after, and about 30 minutes before we had to go home we hooked our first sailfish. We released the fish after a 20 minute fight and put the baits back out for a few more minutes. Within 2 minutes we had another sailfish in the spread and he gobbled down a ballyhoo. After a 10 minute fight we released the fish and went headed home with 2 release flags flying. The winter fishing in Key Largo should continue to be good, so send us an email and make the 20 minute drive south, it will be worth your time!