We get a lot of people who come down to go fishing in Key Largo, and they are more than willing to drive the extra 20 minutes south to where the best offshore fishing in the Florida Keys is! The fishing conditions are changing a little bit offshore now, with the mahi thinning out some, but the blackfin tunas becoming more reliable on the humps. There’s also some big sharks around too. We should see mahi and tuna the next couple months, but the mahis probably won’t be as good as they were in June and July. The swordfishing charters have been consistent overall this summer, We’ve been catching fish on about 75% of our charters, and some days yielding multiple fish. the biggest one we had this summer was 212 lbs, and most are 50 – 120. It takes patience though, because you are fishing for a bite or two all day. We had some big “slammer” mahi this summer, including a 57 lb bull on the Bn’M II. I have my boat, the Bn’M II, 1995 36′ Jersey Devil Express Sportfish boat for sale, if anyone is interested. If you’d like to go fishing send me an email at email@example.com and I’ll try to get you out!
Capt. Nick Stanczyk
It’s august here in key largo florida and we are in the midst of summer time. I’ve been doing a lot of tarpon fishing still, mostly deep in the everglades. It’s a bit of a jog usually an hour or so, but the fishing is usually well worth it. While in later july the fishing had gotten a bit more hit and miss, it is still very possible to have great tarpon fishing. Today we landed 5 nice tarpon in the 30 to 60 lb range. Yesterday we landed 4. Days before that were a bit more hit or miss but I finally got back dialed in on the fish. We had a few slow mornings with not much action from either tarpon nor shark, but managed to put some catches of other things together in the afternoons. The winds the last couple days got back in the east/northeast which helped the fishing tremendously, whereas previously we had several days of muggy, hot, southwest wind which is not good for much here. Snook fishing has still been productive too, we were lucky and got 7 big snook up to fifteen pounds in one of my tarpon spots. Smaller snook have been feasting on the pilchards and those baits have been readily chummed on the edge of the gulf of mexico. While doing that we are often catching trout and snappers, so it makes the bait catching experience a little more fun for the customers. As we get deeper in august, fishing can still be really good but can also get tough. The heat of summer sets in and fish respond differently. Though one thing with me you can always bet I’ll work as hard as I can, trying to catch whatever bait we need, running wherever we need to go, to put my anglers on the fish of a lifetime!
Capt. Rick Stanczyk