We've had gorgeous weather here the last few days while deep sea fishing in Islamorada. The winds have been light and the seas have been calm. The fishing has been active too! Most of the boats have been getting in on the blackfin tuna action around the humps. Some boats have had had 8 - 10 tunas and boats that have caught lots of live bait have had some days with 20 plus tunas! The fish have been anywhere from 3 - 20 lbs, with a couple over 25. On light spinning tackle they are a great fight! There's also been some almaco jacks and amberjacks on the humps and wrecks as well. We also had some better mahi fishing the last couple days too. They aren't swarming but if you are patient and do a full day fishing charter you have a good chance at finding some! They've been all sizes, some schoolies, gaffers, and a couple slammers. Back on the reef there's been king mackerel, snapper, and a couple grouper. The swordfish bite is in full swing right now too. We caught 4 fish a couple days ago, and we caught 1 yesterday and the Bn'M caught 1 yesterday. If swordfishing is something your always wanted to try, now is the time to give it a shot! The fish weren't big but they were still broadbill swordfish!
Capt. Nick Stanczyk
Swordfish release on the bay boat with Capt. Nick Stanczyk
Relentless does it again and again! Blackfin tunas and Mahis!
15 lb blackfin tuna on spinning tackle aboard Bn'M
Amazing underwater picture of a broadbill swordfish being released
Gag grouper caught while reef/wreck fishing
Big BARRACUDA!!! caught while fishing the reef
Blackfin tunas and some skipjacks on the Man O War