It’s been a mixed bag of fish here while fishing in Islamorada in October 2014! The swordfish bite has been as exciting as ever! We’ve caught fish our past 13 trips in a row since Mid September! We have released many of the fish, and have kept some for dinner, with the biggest pushing 200 lbs! Most trips have been 2 – 3 fish but we did have 5 on one, and a few with 1 fish. We will start fishing the reef and wrecks more and more the next few months. The sailfish will be the next exciting fish of the season that we target. There’s still some blackfin tuna and mahi around, although the mahi will thin out as we get into November. We should start catching some more grouper, wahoo, and king mackerel as the water cools too. Shoot me an email to email@example.com when you’re ready to set up your private fishing charter in Islamorada!
I’ve been slammed with islamorada deep sea fishing charters the past couple of weeks and wanted to give you an honest report of what’s really been biting out there! On the reef there’s been lots of yellowtail snapper, as well as a few big mutton snapper mixed in. Offshore the mahi mahi bite has been decent to good overall. Some days are a little better than others, but we’ve been averaging about 20 fish a trip, a couple big fish (20-30 lbs) and the rest will be schoolies and a few gaffers. On the hump we have been doing very well on blackfin tuna, not a lot of big ones, but plenty of footballs in the 4-5 lb range. The daytime swordfish bite has been a little hit and miss, but we did catch 2 swords last week, both over 100 lbs, and we released a mako shark close to 200 lbs. Let me know when you’re ready to get out fishing off Islamorada and we’ll set you up.