April 10

The weather this past week started out windy. I had a few trips with the Connelly and Walker families that produced some nice snappers, amberjacks, and assorted bottom fish. On Friday the winds dropped and I took Dan Whitney and his wife out for a 6 hour trip.  It was a flat calm beautiful day and we managed to put some nice fish in the boat.  We caught an amberjack, big barracuda, a nice mutton, and assorted mackerels and kings drifting live baits and anchored in the deeper water.  Offshore fishing has slowed down with the blue water pushed offshore.  Many of the boats out looking for dolphin and sails were heading back to the reef to get a bite.  I only heard of  a few boats out of the  fleet that caught fish offshore. Hopefully this wind shift will bring in a new batch of pelagic fish.  It's blowing pretty strong right now with winds out of the ENE at 15-20 kts. Not as bad as the 20-30 predicted a few days ago, but a little bouncy out there.  It looks like the winds should die off on Tuesday.  The tarpon bite is getting better with the warmer weather also.  It seems the last few  fronts haven't changed the water or air  temps significantly, and the tarpon like warm sunny days.  I'm currently getting my electronics updated on the boat, which has been keeping me busy with wiring diagrams, nema connections and adapter cables. It's hair pulling fun, but needed to get done.  I probably removed 40lbs of weight between the old depth sounder and gps units, wires, and antennas.Im currently using my  trusty standard horizon gps, until the new garmin  arrives tomorrow!  SeaChange will be ready to roll!  If you would like to reserve a trip I can be reached at 305-923-6977.  Thanks, Capt. Taylor