Going Deep

Going Deep

Wreck fishing, shark fishing and deep dropping in Key West has been epic!  We have been fortunate to have some calm seas and it looks like that this is supposed to stay for a while!

On the deep wrecks the Vermilion Snapper have been biting consistently, which of course has also brought the big sharks to play.  Between catching these snappers and fighting off some large bulk sharks it adds to an action packed day on the water!  Most people probably don’t know but the deep dropping or deep bottom fishing species have been closed for some time. However, golden tilefish and yellowedge grouper are still open and sometimes we get lucky and get to fight one of these fish.  In my view, these deep water fish are some of the best table fare in the ocean!

For the offshore report, it has been hit and miss so far in April. The weed lines are starting to show up which means the mahi will be coming very soon, and the bait is here.  Once we get that Gulf Stream current closer to Key West again, the pelagic bite will be back and the sailfishing, mahi, tuna and wahoo will be back to normal!

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Tight Lines,

Capt. Eric Evans
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By | 2018-04-07T13:08:01+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Categories: Fishing Reports|0 Comments

About the Author:

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.
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