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!
The fishing in Key Largo has been great lately! The reef has been providing tons of action with yellowtail snapper and a couple of grouper. The Mahi have been twice as good this year as last year, including some real nice bulls. Around the wrecks there has been some sharks as well as some goliath grouper too if you’re looking for a really big pull. Make the 20 minute drive south of Key Largo and go on a great Fishing Trip! Send me an email and I’ll get you out on an offshore key largo fishing charter! We also have been doing some daytime swordfishing and we didn’t catch one our last trip, but we did pull the hook on a very large broadbill. However we did catch 1 the trip before that and then 2 the trip before that!
Sorry I haven’t given you guys more of a recent key largo fishing report! I have been fishing almost every day and today I’m gonna tell you what I’ve been catching a little south of Key Largo! Overall the past few weeks the fishing has been decent. Mixed bags are the name of the game when fishing in Key Largo in April. We have still be focusing on the reef lately, doing everything from live baiting with kites, slow trolling live baits, and bottom fishing. We hit some nice cobias earlier this week, including this 40 lber. We had some really good king mackerel fishing, with fish up to 25 lbs. The snapper bite has been pretty good too, including everything from lane, yellowtail, mutton and vermillion! We have also be doing some Shark fishing in the Florida Keys and caught and released a nice hammerhead today weighing close to 200 lbs and earlier in the week we released a giant 500 lb tiger shark! We also have been doing some wreck fishing catching amberjack, releasing goliath grouper, african pompano, etc. I got out one day Swordfishing in Key Largo, on the 21st of March, and it wasn’t a red hot bite, we waited the entire day for 1 bite actually, but fortuantely our hook was sharp and after a 30 minute battle we landed a respectable 115 lb broadbill swordfish. We have also been releasing many shallow water groupers (blacks, reds, and gags) the past few weeks since the season is close until May 1st. We caught a couple sailfish the past few weeks, but the bite has definitely been on the slower side, and for action there better things to do! Let me know when you’re down in Key Largo and want to go fishing! It’s worth the 20 minute drive south!
Had a half day today on 2/24/13 and did some key largo snapper fishing as well as key largo trout fishing. We hit some islands early with some live shrimp looking for mangrove snapper. We found a ton though had to weed through some small ones but managed to pick out some nice 12 inchers for dinner. Also off the edge of the bank that dropped into the moat, we picked three huge trout out as well as a redfish – unusual in the crystal clear water that is found in the area. The trout were all 24-25 inches, nice size for down here! Anything is possible on a key largo fishing charter which is what makes fishing down here so fun! After we had enough fun with this, we went in search of muds in the bay. These muds, often found in the spring and summer though can be around at any time, hold a variety of fish as well. The usual suspects are ladyfish, trout, jack crevalle, pompano, and occasionally you also get some blacktip sharks and tarpon in there too. Today we found more trout, not quite as big but several keeper size which we all released as well as some ladyfish. One thing I often like to do is hit these muds and keep the ladyfish for bait, then do some key largo tarpon fishingby fishing some of those live and dead on the bottom around the local channels and bridges. Didn’t try this today but definitely will become part of the half day routine as we enter the spring and tarpon season! If your thinking of doing some february key largo fishing get in touch, I may possibly have some late afternoon trips still available!
It’s been a busy week here in the Florida Keys, and the Offshore Key Largo Fishing Charters have been a good bet for action! I’ll start with today and work my way backwards to tell you about our latest Fishing Trips in Key Largo. We’ve been fishing 20 miles south of Key Largo, and there’s been a little bit of everything on the edge of the reef. Today we went to a wreck first thing in the morning and caught a pair of decent size amberjack to 30 lbs, as well as releasing a 100 lb sandbar shark. We then came back to the edge of the reef and put the live baits out. We caught a few king mackerel to 8 lbs, as well as a pair of keeper mutton snapper and a couple of nice 2 lb yellowtail snapper. At theend of that we hooked a big bottom fish, which turned out to be a 15 lb black grouper that we released after a quick pic (shallow water grouper season opens up again on May 1st). After that we found a sailfish swimming inside the reef, but he refused to eat a bait so we let him be. We finished up the day by catching and releasing a handful of barracuda up to about 15 lbs. Yesterday we did two 1/2 day fishing charters in Key Largo and the morning sailfish was the target species. It was quite for the first hour but then we hooked what we were after. After a 30 minute fight we had a nice 50 lb key largo sailfish boat side and took a couple pictures and then released him to fight another day. We also caught a king mackerel, little tunny, and a jack. In the afternoon we had a Key Largo Family Fishing Trip with a father and 2 sons, 8 and 11 years old. Action was the goal to keep the kids entertained so that’s what we did. We started out by catching everyone a barracuda, and then moved to some bottom fishing for dinner! We caught a handful of yellowtail snapper, mangrove snapper, a couple spanish mackerel, and a 5 lb margate for dinner. We also let go 5 groupers and a few other reef dwellers. The day before that we also did 2 half day charters and caught snapper, mackerel, released grouper, and released barracuda. On the 16th we released 2 sailfish in the morning, and then caught a 15 lb blackfin tuna, as well as a few king mackerel to 20 lbs, and then finished off the day with 15 snapper for dinner, and released another nice big black grouper. Fishing in Key Largo in February gives us a few different options but the reef is still the best bet for a good day. Let us know if you want to get out on a trip!