The deep sea fishing in Key Largo has been pretty productive lately. We had a few tough days, but still managed to catch plenty of fish for dinner every trip. Fishing just a 20 minute drive south of Key Largo we have been trolling on the humps and catching blackfin tuna and skipjack tuna, a couple big amberjack, and some mahi mahi on the way in and out. We had a daytime swordfish charter two days ago and went 2 for 2 on swordfish. They weren’t monsters, but both were legal fish, we got some great under water pics of the second fish. One day we did a little “deep dropping” , fishing the bottom in 700′ of water and caught 3 big barrel fish up to 26 lbs. The Reef Fishing has been very good and the most consistent bet the last couple of weeks. There’s been plenty of yellowtail snapper, a handful of nice mutton snapper, some big mangrove snapper, and a couple of groupers and sharks mixed in. Some of the days were tough on mahi and we were able to stop at the reef on the way home for dinner.
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!