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
There have been a few wahoos offshore lately in Key West. These delicious fish are a unique challenge for anglers. With double hinged jaws and super speedy runs, they are hard to keep on the line. Lately I’ve had luck live baiting them with large speedos and bonitas. If you want to get out and try to boat one of these missiles I can be reached at 305-923-6977. Thanks, Capt Taylor
Offshore fishing has improved since the last front went through. There have been more sailfish, dolphin, wahoo and tuna caught this past week by the fleet than previous weeks. We have been getting some wind and rain the last couple of days, but the forecast looks like things will clear up this weekend. The tarpon fishing has also been good. There are plenty of fish in the harbor, backcountry, and atlantic side.
I've got a bit of tweaking left to do on the boat today, as I just installed a new hydraulic steering system on the boat. After finishing the electronics, I noticed the steering ram was starting to drip from a corroded fitting. Rather than patch up a 20 year old hynautic system, I went ahead and ordered a new ram, hoses and helm. There's nothing like new when it comes to equipment. Hopefully this system will last as long as the previous one did.
I have availability this coming week for private trips and also a split half day trip Tuesday the 26th of April and the 27th of May. Split trips are for up to 2 people and the cost is $300. I can be reached at 305-923-6977 or email Tay87@aol.com. Thanks, Capt. Taylor
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
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!