Capt. Jim Willcox along with some other guides here have caught sawfish a few days this past week. These creatures are pretty amazing and have been making a comeback after being nearly extinct! Jim's customers caught this 500 lber and got this great shot of it attacking the boat with its saw!!
Florida Keys Fishing Reports
Islamorada Fishing Reports have been including lots of action as of late, with a big variety of fishes. Tarpon fishing in Islamorada is slowing down as it cools off and we get into 'winter mode' here in the Keys! Florida keys fishing trips into the backcountry flats areas have been producing a mixed bag of fish, and when cold many of these fish are showing up in the deeper channel run-offs, island moats, and creeks. Redfish and snook are still in the shallows when it's warm, but the winter holes are getting more productive. Snook on the shorelines and beaches have been a good bet especially with live bait such as finger mullet or pilchards, and shrimp works especially well after a good cold front. Black drum and sheepshead are in the mix now too. Good news for the florida keys fishing report! The patch reef fishing has been very good, with plenty of action and good eats with hogfish, snapper, porgy, grouper, and cero mackerel. Trout, ladyfish, jacks, and the occasional pompano school can be found in the channel run-offs, and when warm in the open bays too. Spanish mackerel fishing in the gulf bays is getting better though and should be a good option throughout the winter into next year. On the offshore islamorada fishing charters sailfish fishing is heating up and the dolphin (mahi mahi) are slowing down. Tunas can be found offshore on the humps still throughout the winter. Wahoo are sometimes found closer inshore on the edge fo the reef, and of course king mackerel fishing is usually good when it cools off in winter. Also don't forget about the big schools of cobia throughout the winter we find in the shallower water offshore. Swordfish fishing is possible through the winter though can be a tougher time to fish, especially when it is rough, but don't hesitate to call and ask about it! They are a blast when fishing in the Florida Keys! 305-664-2461 or 1-800-742-7945 or Islamorada Fishing Charters!
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