The winter time fishing in Key Largo has been action packed lately. I fish just twenty minutes south of Key Largo, and we have been catching both pelagic species and bottom dwellers. A few of my charters wanted to focus on big fish, so we spent much of the day kite fishing with live bait. Each day we put in atleast a couple hours doing that we had shots at sailfish, releasing them on 3 of my last 4 trips. Now winter time is definitely not prime time for mahi mahi, but I always say you never know what you’re going to catch off the Florida Keys! One day we had 2 young kids and their parents, and they caught a double digit number of mahi, and the day before we caught half a dozen. There’s been a couple blackfin tuna and king mackerel around the reef and wrecks too. While bottom fishing on the reef we’ve been catching plenty of fish for a few dinners while you’re on vacation too. We’ve had all sorts of snapper, including yellowtail, mangrove, and mutton. As well as a few red and black grouper. Grouper season closes on January 1st, so make sure to get out there this December and catch a few for dinner! Let me know if you’d like to book a private fishing charter on my boat the Bn’M II, which is at Bud n’ Mary’s at mile marker 79.8. Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s been a busy couple of weeks here while fishing in Key Largo. We have been going Key Largo Deep Sea fishing mostly, out in search of mahi, tuna, and wahoo. The mahi bite has been really good so far this year, it finally slowed up a little the last week, but still decent fishing. We had some nice fish the past few weeks, most days have 4 or 5 fish from 15 – 35 lbs, and then 10 – 20 schoolies. The past couple days we have had lots of schoolies, but I’m sure we’ll get on some of the big ones again soon. We’ve been catching the occasional wahoo while trolling, as well as a few little “football” blackfin tunas. Today we caught our limit of mahi in the morning and then decided to anchor down for some reef fishing, we wound up catching our limit of yellowtail snapper in 90 minutes before calling it a day. We caught 2 daytime swordfish last week on one trip, about 40 and 60 lbs, and then we fished a couple days later with no sword action, but we did have some nice mahi. There should be plenty of mahi the next few weeks and hopefully the sword bite picks up like it did last year at this time. It’s worth the 20 minute drive south of Key Largo to go fishing in Islamorada! There has also been some nice mutton snappers and black groupers while bottom fishing on the reef! Send us an email when you’re ready to get out on a charter!