Florida Keys Weekly Fishing Report; June 10 2012

Florida Keys Weekly Fishing Report
Key Largo, Tavernier, and Islamorada
I have to laugh when I read reputable Florida Keys fishing reports for Islamorada, Tavernier &  Key Largo saying that the offshore dolphin (mahi mahi) fishing in the Florida Keys is “excellent” right now (cut & past reports from last year) when actually the “local” Florida Keys  offshore dolphin fishing report is actually“day by day” or “here today &  gone tomorrow”.   We did have strong east/southeast wind that pushed a nice wave of dolphin into a feeding frenzy last week; the guys who fished early last week gaffed a few nice 20-45 lb. dolphin (mahi mahi). For a decent catch of dolphin(mahi mahi) head out to 800-1000ft.

Over the Rail & Into the Pail

The bigger gaffers/slammers are being found on lone pieces of debris off of Caloosa Cove Resort down by mile marker 73. Fuel up & make the trip south, if you don’t have tower, put your crew on “magical debris” watch.

  A Summer Floirda Keys King with Craig, Kade & Chase

While at a local tackle shop last Friday evening I spoke with guy who caught a 52 lb Bull Dolphin (mahi mahi) off Marathon in 250 ft. last weekend. He pulled out his phone, showed me a picture, and then told me his fish tale.  The guy explained that they had been trolling for 6 hours without a bite and just before calling it quits his buddy spotted a small piece of bamboo that was holding the 52 lb. fish. Best of all they caught the fish on a 12 lb. spinning outfit pulling an antique Billybait lure. The fish had awesome color & was truly a trophy.

No plans to fish until later this week, we have a strong northeast wind that will keep us at the dock for a few days, so until the next report get those baits out & wait it out!

Capt. Ryan

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