6-3-13 Fishing in Islamorada

Well the busy season in Islamorada still continues into June. I haven’t had as much time as I’d like to post my Islamorada Fishing Reports, but here’s what I have to say for the last few weeks! We’ve had some incredible mahi fishing this year. Not every day has been great, but we’ve caught more nice size fish cows and nice bulls (15-30 lbs) this season in a month than I did all of last year! The Reef Fishing has also been great lately! We have been catching plenty of yellowtail snapper, a few mutton snappers, lots of vermillion snapper, and a few black groupers. The Permit on the wrecks have been a little tricky, but we out smarted this one a few days ago with a live crab. Offshore the Swordfish had my number for a few trips in a row, but yesterday we turned the tables on the them and caught and released 2 fish. We had 2 bites on 7 drifts. They weren’t monsters, one about 40 and one about 60 lbs. The blackfin tuna have been thin this year so far. We caught a handful of wahoo lately, some on debris offshore and one trolling about 10 days ago. As we get into summer we will continue to go offshore for mahi, tuna, and swordfish. The reef should still provide action, but if the water gets really clean (as it does often in the summer) the fish do get tougher to catch. Email me if you’re interest in getting out on an islamorada deep sea fishing charter at bnmcharters@gmail.com

Capt. Nick Stanczyk

5-12-13 Fishing in Islamorada

Hey Everybody! Sorry I’ve been slacking on my Islamorada Fishing Report the last few weeks. My excuse it that I have been fishing 6 days a week and haven’t had much time to get on the computer. The overall bite has been pretty good though! We have had some really good days on mahi and a handful of decent days. The reef fishing for snapper has been great too. We have been catching 30 to 40 yellowtail snapper most trips, and a couple mutton snapper have been mixed in to. We’ve caught a few swordfish the last few weeks as well. One trip yielded two broadbill and the other two trips both produced one. As we approach the summer months we will focus more on mahi and deep water bottom fish, like this barrel fish we caught the other day, as well as swordfish. We also had a great day finding a piece of wood two weeks ago where we caught 7 wahoo up to 15 lbs off of it as well as 20 mahi up to 22 lbs.

Capt. Nick Stanczyk

 

4-25-13 offshore fishing report for Islamorada

We’ve had some great catches aboard the Bn’M the past week while offshore fishing in Islamorada. My last trip out we went daytime swordfishing and had 2 good bites and luckily caught both of them. They can be tricky to hook with 2000′ of line out, when they are down deep near the bottom. We also had 3 big mahi to 25 lbs. We went fishing for sharks in Islamorada 3 of the past 7 days as well and caught some sea monsters. We had tiger sharks, bull sharks, and a hammerhead. Some of these beasts have been up to 700 lbs. We’ve caught as many amberjack as you could handle as well, from 30 to 60 lbs. The mahi bite is just starting to get a little better each week, still not swarming since we’ve had a couple slower days, but we have done decent on all of our trips for them. We did swordfish a few days ago as well and never had strike, but hey, that’s why its called fishing. On the reef we have caught yellowtail and mangrove snapper, a few permit, and had a decent cobia the other day. We should start going offshore more and more in search of mahi and tuna as we approach summer. When you’re ready to go out for an islamorada fishing trip send me and email and I’ll hook you up!

Capt. Nick Stanczyk

bnmcharters@gmail.com

 

4-18-13 Offshore and Reef Fishing Report in Islamorada

It’s been a busy season here while Fishing in Islamorada this year. I’ve been getting out 5 – 6 days a week lately and have had some good fishing. My first trip out for mahi was great. We fished a few days ago and hit a couple big schools of fish and kept 35 fish. None were huge but they were keepers and we didn’t have to measure any, we gaffed a few in the 5 to 7 lb range. We also caught a handful of tile fish. The shark fishing in Islamorada has been red hot. I’ve caught and released 6 tiger sharks, 1 hammerhead, and 1 brown shark my last three trips combined. On the Reef there continues to be some permit around, but they have been a little tricky my last few trips. We been catching a variety of snapper including vermillion, lane, and yellowtail lately. There’s also been some barracuda for action. The amberjack bite is in full swing and if you want a back breaking fight and something that pulls hard you need to catch one of these bad boys! They have been from 25 – 50 lbs. The mahi bite will hopefully become consistent soon, since April is still a little inconsistent as a rule. If you come down for some April islamorada fishing be ready to do a little bit of everything, because Spring time fishing means a little bit of a lot of fish usually. The conditions change day to day, and you should go for whats biting the best to have the most enjoyable islamorada offshore charter possible! Email me and I’d be happy to get you out fishing aboard the Bn’M.

Capt. Nick Stanczyk

bnmcharters@gmail.com