Florida Keys Offshore/Reef Fishing Report May 17th 2012

Florida Keys Offshore Fishing Report
May 17, 2012

Wahoo’s, blackfin tunas, mutton snappers, flag yellowtails and a few dolphin (mahi-mahi) were caught aboard the Good Karma in the Florida Keys this past week off offshore & on the edge of the reef. For the weekend fishing teams looking for the green and gold (dolphin) they are around, but are not here in the numbers that we like to see. If you have a full tank of fuel, good seas, a patient crew, fresh bait (not store bought) then you may eventually find them, but you better coach your crew on finding debris, looking for weeds and not falling asleep.  It can happen any day now; so get those baits out & wait it out.  I really hope it happens for you this weekend. If does, send me your pictures, so I can post them!
This past week my clients brought aboard some really “Good Karma”. These guys just wanted to bend the rod and catch fish, so rather than spend from dawn till dust chasing dolphin we decided to fish an area I save for full moon phases and early spring fishing just off the reef.

Eric "The Viking" 2 for 2 on Wahoo

Travis got into the "Yellowtail Zone"

My crew was rewarded with an outstanding “supermoon” catch of Florida Keys wahoo, blackfin tuna (enough to feed small army), mutton snapper and big flag yellowtail snappers.  

The Florida Keys Muttons Snappers are eating!

A good time was had by all catching blackfin tuna.

More big Flags!
Eric with a rare Florida Keys Wahoo Double Header

Good Eating
We will be taking a few days off to give the boat a spa treatment, add a couple of “new” weapons to the lure arsenal and catch fresh bait. Good luck out there this weekend.

If you are planning a vacation or a weekend get away to Florida Keys this summer and want to go offshore or reef fishing give me call at 305-619-2126 or email ryan@floridakeysfishin.com  


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