April Fishing Report

 Mutton Snapper

Mutton Snapper

 

       We have had some horrible weather this month, it has been cold, windy and rainy, but the fishing has been good when we have made it out.  Mahi mahi are starting to show up offshore and the water is looking great, much better than it did last year.  The sailfishing has also been good, particularly the past 2 weeks.  Flying kites with live baits is the most productive way to fish them. Earlier in the month, the blackfin tuna bite was great, that has slowed up recently, but there are still some tunas around.

       The tarpon have finally started to show up around Key West, it took them a long time to make it here, but finally they are around.  They were not eating well at first, but they have since settled in and started biting much better.  We have had a few successful evening trips where we have hooked a few tarpon on Hogy Lures and flies.  There have been some big mutton snappers biting inshore too.  That has been great because we have been fishing inshore a lot due to weather.  There have been some Grouper eating as well and hopefully that will continue this month so we can keep a few and eat them.

 

 Tarpon jumping, hooked on a Hogy Lure

Tarpon jumping, hooked on a Hogy Lure