The offshore fishing in Islamorada in January 2016 came to an end today. The past ten days the sailfish bite has been mediocre. Most of the boats that put the time in for them have been had 1-3 bites per trip. Catching and releasing them can be a different story. A few days were definitely tough on the sails, but hopefully we get another push of them here in February. On February 3rd the Poor Girls Sailfish tournament takes place, so if you're a lady and want to get some friends together and book a last minute charter for a fun and relaxed tournament give the marina office a call within the next couple days and we might be able to get you on a charter boat.
We had a couple days where the winds were lighter and the sun was out and the boats found some nice schools of cobia. Today there were fish up to 45 lbs caught.
The snapper bite on the reef has been very good the past couple days. The Miss Islamorada party boat had 200 yellowtail snapper today! We've seen some beautiful mutton snapper on the edge of the reef and around the wrecks pushing 18 lbs too! Further outside the reef in 300 - 400' of water a couple boats have caught some tasty yelloweye snapper, vermillion snapper, and rose porgy.
There's been a decent bite of king mackerel around the reef and wrecks too. Give the office a call at 305 664 2461 to book your next fishing adventure and let one of our captains show you a great day on the water.
Capt. Nick Stanczyk