I'm currently out of town but I wanted to give everybody an updated fishing report for the recent deep sea fishing off Islamorada at the end of March 2017. Boats have been on the reef and wrecks for the most part, with a couple venturing further offshore. On the reef there's been a good bite of yellowtail snapper witha few mutton snapper in the mix. The gon fishin v had a mutton that weighed 18 lbs on a recent charter. Some king mackerel have been around too. There's been a lot of black grouper caught and released, hopefully they stick around till May 1st when season opens up again. Some cobia finally showed up for a few days, with fish in the 20 - 45 lb range. There's been a few sailfish around most days, but we are nearing the end of the season when we catch them with consistency. This is typical spring time fishing with a variety of fish being caught, and conditions changing on a daily basis. If the wind and current line up just right expect some good sailfish and cobia action. A few boats ran into some mahi, and we should only start seeing more each passing week. There was a good run of blackfin tuna both outside the reef and on the humps offshore. The Catch 22 caught a nice swordfish one day last week that weighed in at 139 lbs. Things have been busy at the marina but give them a call to get in on the action! 305 664 2461 to book your fishing charter!
Capt. Nick Stanczyk