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August 6th, 2016

Snappers and a Tuna caught in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

It’s been an unusual summer for the Key West fishing community. One of the slowest years for catching Dolphin, (Mahi), that I can remember. Fortunately, Key West has such a wide variety of habitats that we usually have other things to fish for when one species does a disappearing act.

Summer is when the Yellow Tail Snapper and Mangro (aka Gray) Snapper spawn. When they do, it’s usually not too tough to catch a bunch and they are Delicious! They should keep biting for a few more weeks, (hopefully) and then we’ll be looking for something else.

Yesterday, we saw 4 or 5 schools of Tuna offshore, but only got one to eat. That may be our next target species as the summer starts to close. Business has been great, but now that the kids are getting ready to head back to school, it will probably slow down a bit. Kind of looking forward to a bit of a break. Plenty of TLC to do on the Southbound and on my house. Probably get in a little hunting too!