June 7

    Tropical storm Colin swept by us yesterday bringing some rain and gusty wind.  I think we fared better than most of florida.  We still have  some wind out of the southwest, but not as bad as predicted.  I think only one boat went out offshore yesterday morning before the squall came through.  They caught a blackfn tuna and some bonitos before coming home.  

    The last few weeks have been pretty good on the Sea Change.  We've had some dolphin, tuna, and plenty of bonitas offshore.  Most of the dolphin have been small, but there are some bigger fish mixed in.  The blackfin tunas are averaging anywhere from 5-15 lbs. The reef has been spotty with snappers and groupers. There wasn't much current to the west before this storm came through but i'm sure that will change. Fishing the patch reefs and channels has been good for grouper and snapper.  Tarpon fishing has been decent, with lots of fish on the gulf and atlantic sides of the island.  The sharks are mixed in with them and we've caught a few  bull and lemon sharks while tarpon fishing.  All in all a pretty good month!  Once the remnants of Colin clear out, I think June will be a great month.  If you are coming down and want to get out on the water, I can be reached at 305-923-6977.  Thanks, Capt. Taylor

May Fishing Report

  This month we have seen some nice fish offshore, on the reef, and in the harbor.  The tarpon season continues to be good with a large number of fish  around. The morning outgoing tide this week has been tougher, but the fish are still eating.  Offshore has been hit and miss,  lots of dolphin at the beginning of the month and now a lull.  There are still a few sails around. The wave of fish that came through in the beginning of the month was pretty nice with some 40lb plus fish mixed in.  It's just a matter of time until the next wave swims through.  The reef and wreck fishing has been great.  Every wreck I've been to lately has a big school of  amberjacks  on it.  The yellowtail and mangrove bite has been good with an occasional mutton and grouper mixed in.  We are coming up to the mutton spawn, so the numbers should increase steadily.  A lot of boats have been shark fishing lately also with the tough conditions offshore.  I have a split charter available for this saturday, the 21st. The cost is $400 for up to 2 people.   If you would like to schedule a split or private trip, I can be reached at 305-923-6977 or Tay87@aol.com.   Thanks, Capt. Taylor

April 2

I had a lot of great trips the last week of March.  Offshore the tunas, sailfish and a few dolphin have been increasing in numbers. The reef and patch reefs have been great with snappers, groupers, big kingfish, amberjacks, cobia, and assorted other species.  It's almost grouper season as May first is just around the corner.  If you would like to schedule a trip, call me at 305-923-6977. Thanks, Capt. Taylor.

Happy New Year!

     We have started the new year off in Key West with mixed weather, and good fishing.  The offshore fishing has been hit and miss, with a few dolphin and tunas around. The edge of the gulfstream is close and the water looks great.  Yesterday we saw multiple sailfish on or inside the reef chasing ballyhoo, but couldn't get one interested in our live baits.  It's hard to get them to come off of the bait they're keyed onto to take one on the hook. The Blackfin tunas have been biting later in the day, and in good numbers.  Bottom fishing has been good on the reef, inside on patch reefs, and in the channels.  Lots of snappers, groupers and sharks around to bend rods and make people smile.  The weather was beautiful yesterday, but rainy and windy today.  Hopefully it will be better tomorrow for the Mischke family.  They fished with me Monday in 25-30 knot wind, and had great action in the channels west of Key West with snappers, jacks and some big sharks.  Hope everyone has a good year and can come fishing!  Thanks, Capt. Taylor

December 12, 2015

Awseome day this week with the Littens.  We caught over 100 fish, snappers, groupers, sharks, jacks, a 40lb cobia and 40+lb king. Way to go guys!  Last week the offshore fishing was a little rough, so we stuck to the inside patch reefs and had great results.  The weather is improving, and we aren't supposed to have another front until the end of next week.  There are still some dolphin offshore, a few sailfish, and some tunas.  Call 305-923-6977 to set up a trip!  Thanks,Taylor

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Split Charters for next week.

     Need to fill a couple split charters for next week, specifically Wednesday and Thusday the 18th and 19th.  Split trips are for up to two people and the cost is half of the trip. Wednesday I have a couple that wants to split a half day, and Thursday I have a writer from a European fishing magazine that wants to split any length trip.  Let me know if you would like to fill in the spots!  Thanks, Taylor

Fall fishing is starting to show

It's still hot in Key West, but there is a noticeable change in the morning air.  A little less humidity makes it seem a little cooler.  It's a good sign that things are starting to change.  There have been more blackfin tunas being caught the last few days.  The tricky schools of small sailfish have also started to show. On the reef edge there has been a mix of snapper, mackerel, and the occasional dolphin swimming into the chum line. There has been a nice westerly current, very clear water conditions, and a light breeze. Winds are supposed to pick up this weekend,  and I can't wait to get some kites in the air.  Fall fishing can be fantastic the next few months.  Wahoo, sailfish, dolphin  and tuna will start to show up in better numbers closer to home.  If you're heading down this fall, give me a call at 305-923-6977 to schedule a trip.  Thanks, Capt. Taylor

Wahoo  caught on live bait

Wahoo  caught on live bait

Awesome fishing and diving

Another great four days fishing and diving with the crew from Tampa!  We caught lobsters in the gulf the first few days, then switched it up and went fishing on the south side.  The reef bite was on fire with mangrove snapper, sharks, cudas and jacks.  We quickly filled the cooler with snappers and three big yellow jacks, then headed in to do some diving.  Hawk channel was clear and we hit a few coral heads in the 15-20ft range.  We found some big lobster, hogfish and also shot a nice black grouper.  It was still early, so we decided to head to a Ballast Key and have a few cold ones before heading home.  Big thanks to Rob and Britton for joining the crew this weekend!

Mini Season 2015


I had a great time with everyone who came down for mini season, and the lobsters cooperated.   Great weather, clear water, and plentiful bugs made it a blast!  Big thanks to the Gaffneys, Lees, and Zimmermans for coming down.  We also got a little spearfishing and hook and line fishing in, catching some big mangrove snappers out on the reef.  We shot a good number of hogfish, red groupers, and assorted snappers.  No one got a net stuck on their head this year, and we managed to keep the lobsters from stealing any nets!