End of March fishing report

The wind has returned to Key West and a lot of boats are stuck to the dock.  People are always hesitant when we have these gusty conditions.  It should get much better by Friday this week.  The sailfish have been consistent when we can get out there.  I did a tv show shoot with Capt. Mike Weinhoffer and Capt. Rob Fordyce with "The Seahunter" Monday afternoon.  The guys had a nice afternoon going 3 for 5 on sails. The sharks and bonitas ate up a bunch of baits also.  Inshore we have had good action with snappers, groupers, and a few hammerhead sharks.  The tarpon bite is also good when the wind comes down.  If you would like to get out on the water, I have some spots available.  Call me at 305-923-6977  Thanks, Capt Taylor Williams

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March trips and the beginning of April

Springtime in Key West can be windy, and this year seems to be no exception.  Last month we had mostly windy and rough conditions offshore, and as of today the winds continue to blow.  There are a few sailfish, cobia, tunas and dolphin being caught offshore, but it has been rough.  Inshore fishing has been calmer, and the snapper bite continues to be good.  The tarpon are starting to show up inshore, but the bite has been either early morning or late  afternoon until sunset.  We had a nice fish in the 80lb range on Wednesday and saw a few other followers. Hopefully the tarpon bite will just get better as the weather gets better!   I have some openings in April and May. If you are looking to get out, give me a call at 305-923-6977.  Thanks, Capt. Taylor

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

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