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Southbound
Key West, Florida

Catch of the Day
Picture Archive

May 2016

May 31st, 2016

Barracuda Caught and Released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Fish  caught in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

May 30th, 2016

Barracuda Caught and Released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

fish caught in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

May 29th, 2016

Fished The Reef Today!

Barracuda Caught and Released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Barracuda Caught and Released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Barracuda Caught and Released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Barracuda Caught and Released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Nice Barracuda action!

Red Grouper

 Red Grouper for dinner!

Mackerel  caught in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

May 27th, 2016

Dolphin caught in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Got a few Dolphin Today!

May 26th, 2016

Dolphin  caught in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Some Dolphin Today!

May 24th, 2016

Barracuda Caught and Released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Barracuda Caught and Released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Barracuda Caught and Released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Good Barracuda Action Today!!

May 23rd, 2016

 caught in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Nice Wahoo!

May 21st, 2016

Barracuda caught and released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Tunas and bonitos caught in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

May 20th, 2016

Nice Dolphin in the Gaff in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

15 lb. Black Grouper caught in Key West Fishing on charter boat Southbound

Couple dolphin and a black grouper caught in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

May 19th, 2016

Barracuda caught and released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Barracuda caught and released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

May 18th, 2016

Dolphin and a Wahoo caught in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Sailfish released at the side of the boat in Key West fishing on charter Boat Soutbound

A Wahoo, Some Dolphin and released a sailfish in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

May 17th, 2016

Nice catch of dolphin in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

May 15th, 2016

Cravalle Jack caught and released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Bonito caught and released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Amberjack caught and released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

African Pompano caught and released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Blacktip Shark caught and released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

May 14th, 2016

Barracuda caught and released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Barracuda caught and released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Keeper Red Grouper caught in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Groupers and snapper on the Reef Today

May 13th, 2016

Nice Dolphin caugth in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Nice Dolphin caugth in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Nice Dolphin in the Gaff in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Nice Dolphin in the Gaff in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Good catch of dolphin in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

May 12th, 2016

Nice Dolphin in the Gaff in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Nice Dolphin in the Gaff in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Good catch of dolphin in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

May 10th, 2016

Grouper, Snapper and Dolphin caught in Key West fishing charter boat Southbound

Only 1 dolphin offshore, but we came in to the
reef and got a couple nice bottom fish

May 6th, 2016

2 Half Days Today

Morning

Barracuda caught and released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Barracuda caught and released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Barracuda caught and released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Afternoon

Barracuda caught and released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

May 5th, 2016

May 4th, 2016

6 hr trip Today

Snapper and Grouper caught in Key West fishing on charter Boat Southbound

Started well with 1 out of 2 dolphin, but then we didn’t do much until we got to the reef.
Got a couple delicious Mutton Snapper, a nice Black Grouper and released some other fish.

May 9th, 2016

2 Trips again Today and I don’t have any pictures

In the morning, but we released some bonitos.

Decent action for a half day.

In the afternoon, the family that chartered the boat had some concerns about the sea conditions. Most were not worried, however the Mom had some reservations. As fishing had not been “red hot” on the Atlantic side that morning or the previous days and the wind was South East about 20 kts, I opted to take them in the Gulf. Being on the North side of the island with a SE wind, I figured it would be much calmer and the last few trips I had in the gulf, (See April 6th afternoon), were at least as productive as that morning had been in the Atlantic.

Very simply, I was wrong.

It was not really rough in the gulf, 2-3 ft, although I really expected it to be no more than  1ft. The real issue was the fishing- it really, really Sucked! I covered A LOT of ground. We trolled the Mallory Rocks and Smith Shoal, then ran to Ebban Lowe shoal, then ran to the Rock piles of the NW channel and finished up fishing the East Jetty in the NW channel. I came in almost an hour late and we still caught nothing – nada- goose egg – Skunked!

As a charter Capt. this is always dreaded. It is no fun. Not for the customers, not for the Mate and not for me. Unfortunately, occasionally it happens when you fish as much as we do. It’s been 5 or 6 yrs as best as I can remember, but I’m sure that doesn’t make it any better for the folks I had on board. They were very gracious. No harsh words, no complaints and always polite. They tipped my mate Ben, who did his job,  but I know they were disappointed and I thank them for the way they handled it. I hope, even though the fishing was lacking, they don’t think the effort was. I truly wish there was something else I could do. Sometimes, you just gotta’ admit defeat, tuck your tail and go home.

I’m posting this because I’ve always tried to be honest with my website. In fact, the reason I started posting the pictures daily was because I got tired of some of the BS some boats were putting on the web. Sometimes the truth hurts.

This one is on me.

May 6th, 2016

2 Trips Today

Fished the Reef both trips

Morning

The morning trip was a bit “sporty”

Barracuda caught and released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Barracuda caught and released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Barracuda caught and released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

But we got some Barracudas and Mackerels

Afternoon

Seas were calmer in the afternoon

Barracuda caught and released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

but Fishing was a little slower

May 5th, 2016

Shark Fishing Today

Black Tip Shark caught and released in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Trying to hide from the wind. Released one and lost another

May 4th, 2016

Black Grouper caught in Key West fishing on charter boat Southbound

Grouper season is finally open