Mid February Report

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It has been mostly tunas for me offshore, but other boats have also done well with wahoos and dolphin. I haven’t been offshore the last few trips as the winds and seas have been substantial. Hawk channel has provided steady action with snappers, groupers and sharks. Hopefully the winds will subside this week and we can get back out to the blue water. If you’re looking to get out, I can be reached at 305-923-6977. Thanks, Capt Taylor Williams

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Mid July fishing report

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We've had good weather and good fishing this past week in Key West.  There seem to be more dolphin offshore, and even had luck on the afternoon trips with them.  The reef continues to be excellent with the mangrove snapper spawn, big jacks, and plenty of sharks.  If you're looking to get out this week, I have a few spots open.      305-923-6977                  Thanks, Capt. Taylor

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Mixed bag 3/4 day

We had a great 6 hour trip yesterday and ended up catching a box full of great eating fish!  2 keeper dolphin, a blackfin tuna, cero mackerel, 8 big mangrove snappers, a mutton snapper, yellow jack, and a few bonitos & barracudas!  It was a little bouncy, maybe 2 ft, but it was worth it to catch a variety of fish!  If you're looking to get out I can be reached at 305-923-6977.  Thanks, Capt Taylor

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Key West fishing report 7/1

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I had a bunch of good trips this past week both offshore and inshore.  We had nice weather all week, and caught some nice fish on each trip.  Offshore the dolphin fishing has been steady, but the schools have been spread out.  Most of the fish are small, but there have been a few bigger fish and billfish mixed in. There are weedlines from the reef to 30 miles out, some patches bigger than football fields.  The snapper spawn is starting to happen, and they should be gathering up on the reef with the full moon.  There are still some nice sized snappers in the harbor, with some tarpon schools around also.  The reef has been tough for yellowtails with no current, so I've mostly been fishing the channels where we have tide movement.  The weather and sea conditions have been fantastic!  If you are looking to get out, I can be reached at 305-923-6977.  Thanks! Capt. Taylor

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April 30

     Fishing has been good the last week of April with the Tarpon bite kicking into high gear yesterday.  The mass of fish in the harbor finally decided to start eating. It has been difficult to get bites the last few weeks as the school was settling in, but they are finally ready to feed. Offshore fishing has been pretty steady with dolphin, with the majority of the fish being caught a good distance from home.  The gulf stream has been 18-20 miles offshore, and the fish are a little further that that. There have been some sails and tunas mixed in also. The reef has been great with lots of nice yellowtail and mangrove snappers, and the occasional mutton;    There is good current and dirty water which makes bottom fishing productive. The permit spawn is happening now. This is a great time to catch one if you never have.   Also the South Atlantic Grouper season starts tomorrow.  It really is the best time of year for fishing right now with so much going on. The weather has been good with some wind to keep the temperatures down.  The forecast is steady at 10-20 from the southeast for the next few days with little chance of rain.   If you would like to get out fishing, give me a call at 305-923-6977.  I had a group cancel this week due to family illness, so I have openings.  Thanks, Capt. 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

Offshore half day

On Wednesday afternoon I did a quick half day of fishing offshore.  We ran out to around 700ft where we saw some frigates working, and started catching dophin.  We managed to catch around a dozen keeper fish in the 5-15 pound range and let the rest go.  There was a nice weedline full of structure holding lots of fish.  Whenever we got close to a crate, rope ball, or piece of plastic in the line,  all of our baits would get attacked by either dolphin or various small jacks.  It was a little breezy out there making the seas in the 3-5ft range.  All in all a nice half day.

Welcome baby Ayla!

 After a long wait and what felt like an even longer labor, baby Ayla arrived on September 9th at 10:29 am!  She came in at 7 pounds 9 ounces and 20 inches long. Samantha and I are ecstatic  to have this wonderful baby girl in our lives.  Thank you to all of the nurses, doctors, midwives and family friends who have helped us so much along the way.  We couldn't have done it without you!  We can't wait to take Ayla on her first boat ride!  Needless to say I haven't been out on the water much lately.  I did get to take some friends from Coppertail brewing out during Brewfest for a nice half day.  We caught a few nice bottom fish in the deep water.  The weather was perfect for drifting live baits and the fish were on them until the tide changed at around 11am.  There has been some current out near the reef making the fishing more productive for yellowtail snapper,muttons and grouper.  Offshore there have been a few nice weedlines producing dolphin, a mix of blackfin and skipjack tuna, and an occasional wahoo.  I can't wait to get back out when we get settled in with our new baby girl!