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More family fun on the Southbound in Key West

More family fun on the Southbound in Key West

In a recent post, I mentioned I have been having some father/son groups on the boat lately. I always enjoy having family fun trips onboard. The last two days I had another was another one. They took advantage of one of my vacation specials with free accommodations. We...

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Catching some Mahi on the Southbound

Catching some Mahi on the Southbound

The weather in Key West has been "marginal" the last few days Some wind, but not too much and it has been a bit of rain passing through the Key West area. Despite slightly adverse conditions weatherwise, we have still been catching some nice Mahi on the Southbound....

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Father/Son Fishing Key West

Father/Son Fishing Key West

Schools around the country are out for the Summer and it is a perfect time for Father/Son fishing trips. I have had at least 3 Father/Son groups in the last few weeks,(I titled this post "Father-Son Fishing" because we have had 3 Father Son groups over the previous...

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The wind picked up

The wind picked up

On Friday the Wind picked up and so did the fishing. I had a Father/Son group on both Saturday and Sunday and on both days the Mahi fishing was better than when it was slick calm earlier in the week. It was "sporty" but not bad. Probably 3 ft seas. Most people can...

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Calm Seas

Calm Seas

After a few weeks of moderate seas   The wind dropped and the seas got calm. Too calm if you ask me. Experience tells me that, while flat calm weather is probably more enjoyable for my customers, the "catching" will slow down if it stays this calm for long. Rough...

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Key West Fishing Charter Finds a Message in a Bottle!

Key West Fishing Charter Finds a Message in a Bottle!

Key West's Southbound Fishing Charter found a message in a bottle on Friday We were fishing about 12 miles Southeast of Key West. I saw a big Loggerhead turtle on the surface near some weed patches. Sometimes bait will follow a turtle same as it would anything else...

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The Mahi are biting

The Mahi are biting

We have been targeting Mahi for the last few weeks. It is the time of year when they start showing up and right on schedule, the mahi are biting most days. We do have a late season Cold front coming tomorrow. The change in the wind and/or pressure might slow the Mahi...

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It’s getting to be that “Mahi” time of year

It’s getting to be that “Mahi” time of year

May is usually the start of the "Mahi" time of the year That is when we start to see some South and East wind. Hopefully, we also see some strong East current and weed lines forming up offshore. When that happens, it's time to go fishing for Mahi, (dolphin fish). We...

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Mahi are coming!

Mahi are coming!

Spring is here and that means Mahi fishing. This is the time of year when we start to see more Mahi , (also called Dolphin locally), offshore. The wind starts to come out of the East and Southeast most of the time. It brings the humidity we see in the summer months,...

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Late March and April Sailfish Run

Late March and April Sailfish Run

In the spring It is normal to get a run of Sailfish. We catch Sailfish all year long, but they tend to come through the Lower Keys in bigger numbers this time of year. Mostly it depends on the conditions. if the conditions are "right", the fish are usually here. So...

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Late afternoon Tuna fishing

Late afternoon Tuna fishing

This time of year, The Black Fin Tuna are usually around. You will mark the schools while driving around outside the reef. Most of the time they are deep during the day so most don't bite. But just before sunset, they will all come up and feed. For this reason, we...

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He Wanted a big Fish!

He Wanted a big Fish!

I had a young man on the boat Southbound today, and he Wanted a big Fish! The trip was his "Christmas" present from his mom. He wanted to catch a big fish and my 1st mate and I wanted to make sure he caught one. We had 2 trips scheduled and on the first trip, it was a...

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