Happy Thanksgiving!

This week has been windy (again) but the fish didn't seem to mind.  I had some great trips with the Matts, and Burys. Offshore fishing has been slower, but the reef fishing has been good.  The yellowtail snappers seem to like the wind and waves, and the inshore fishing has also been decent. We had good action this morning on the reef with yellowtail and mangrove snapper, a 40 lb amberjack on 15lb test, and a big hammerhead.   If you're looking to get out, give me a call at 305-923-6977.  Happy Thanksgiving!   Capt. Taylor

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

February fishing report

     We've had a lot of changing conditions and winds lately.  The gulf stream has moved back offshore, and the north winds started blowing again today.  I fished the last few days out in the gulf, where we had nice weather with the strong south winds.  It was maybe 1 to 2 feet and the water looked good.  We caught a few cobias, lanes, muttons, yellowtails, and mangrove snappers.  Had another large kingfish on yesterday, but pulled the hook.  I don't think he was as big as the 68 pounder from a few weeks ago, but it was a solid 40-50lb fish.  The cobias have been in the 20-40lb range.  The tarpons started biting in the harbor with the warmer weather the last week,  but this north wind may shut that down.  I heard of a few of the boats caught 5 or 6 fish, so that's a good start to the season.  Offshore has been hit and miss, with some kingfish, a few dolphin, and a few sails around.  Hopefully this wind will blow itself out quickly.  It's supposed to be a nice weekend with 10-15 knot winds from the north northeast.  I have some open spots  if you're looking to get out there.  I can be reached at 305-923-6977.  Here are a few pics from the Christiansen  family from Tuesday.   

Nice cobia on the Ultralight!

Nice cobia on the Ultralight!