Offshore:One positive pertaining to the strong winds we have had in Islamorada lately, is that they have been intense predominantly from the easterly and southern directions. This wind direction pushes the Gulfstream and everything living in its waters so much closer to Islamorada. These winds congregate the life offshore of Islamorada in a much closer and more accessible location. Right now dolphin, blackfin tuna, and amberjack are here, along with wahoo and a few billfish mixed in.
Reef/Wreck: Inshore fishing has been has been as good as it gets lately! Yellowtail snapper have been in high numbers on the reef and very hungry. Also, catching a handful of mutton and large mangrove snappers. Grouper season is finally open so black, gag, and red groupers are on the menu and commonly found on an abundance of our local reefs and wrecks. For those of you looking for a big fight there are amberjack, goliath grouper, and an array of large shark on our reefs and wrecks. For at least the next month there will also be permit living on our near shore wrecks.
Inshore: Due to the extremely high winds as of late I have been inshore fishing often. Mainly targeting tarpon, but also an array of fun fish to catch on the side, including sharks, large sting ray, an occasional sawfish, and an assortment of snapper and the occasional grouper living near the bridges and steep channel walls.
Looking forward to taking you on your next fishing adventure!