Was a heck of a season last year! By the looks of things
it may be continuing on. This early bite we have been getting has been nothing
but epic! Wahoos, tunas, sailfish, and
mahi have all been around offshore of Key West. The bait has arrived early and
the fish have been spraying bait all around the reef and in the blue water. The
snapper bite has been great as well with mackerels and big yellow jacks coming
in as well. Grouper season is still open till January 1 so keep that in mind!
Looking forward to fishing another season this year and hope it is as good or
better than last!
Growing up, I always looked forward to all water activities - whether it was swimming, scuba diving or fishing. I visited Key West and was mesmerized by the warm weather, laid-back lifestyle and the beautiful waters - where the ocean meets the gulf. I packed-up my things and moved to the southernmost city.
At first, I held multiple jobs got on the water as often as I could. I was fortunate to have some local watermen take me under their wings and show me the art and science of offshore fishing. I quickly progressed from deck hand, to mate, to captain. It was a great experience and I still help them out to this day.
Nowadays, I still love fishing and spend most of my free time fishing. I will go out and try different techniques or try to find new spots. In the slower season, I spend much of my time under the water studying the fish behavior and how they are affected with the tides and moon phase. As I progress as a captain and angler, I always try to push myself into more challenging situations.