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Capt. R.J.'s "What's Happening Now" Fishing Report
Constantly Updated!

NEW REPORTS!

MAY 12  REPORTS OF SCATTERED DOLPHIN ACTIVITY AS WELL AS A FEW BLACKFINS IN OUR AREA.  AS THE WIND AND CURRENT FORCE WEEDLINES TO FORM OUT THERE WE CAN EXPECT GREAT DOLPHIN FISHING TO ENSUE IN THE WEEKS TO COME.


RON AND MATE CAPT. ALEK LOUDAKIS HOLD UP RON'S FIRST BILLFISH!
JAN. 25TH, 2018
 

JAN 25  BLUSTERY NE WINDS REALLY KICKED UP THE OCEAN TODAY WITH 4 TO 6 FOOT SEAS.  ANTICIPATING A GREAT BITE WE WERE DISSAPOINTED FOR 3 AND A HALF HOURS UNTIL WE SAW OUR FIRST SAILFISH IN THE SPREAD AND QUICKLY CAUGHT AND RELEASED IT.  CONGRATULATIONS TO RON FROM NORTH CAROLINA FOR CATCHING HIS FIRST SAILFISH!


ALEX CAUGHT HIS FIRST SAILFISH IN 110 FEET OF WATER OFF THE DODGE WALL!
DEC. 30TH, 2017

DEC 30  AS WE BEGIN TO EXPERIENCE MORE COOLER TEMPERATURES IN OUR AREA.  WE CAN EXPECT THE MASS OF SAILFISH THAT IS CONGREGATING JUST TO OUR NORTH TO BEGIN TO MOVE DOWN THE COAST AND IN FRONT OF OUR INLET.  AS THIS HAPPENS WE WILL BEGIN TO HAVE MORE SHOTS AT MULTIPLE HOOKUPS WHILE KITE FISHING.  SUPER EXCITING!

DEC 29  I KNOW ITS BEEN A WHILE SINCE OUR LAST CORRESPONDENCE BUT WINTER SAILFISHING IS APPROACHING FULL GEAR AND WE ARE FIRED UP ABOUT THIS SEASON!  A DAY OR TWO AFTER A COLD FRONT WITH NW WINDS WILL ALMOST GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL SEE SOME ACTION!

 

GREAT DAY WITH THE BOYS.
JULY 20TH,2017

SCOTT AND KEITH WITH ANOTHER FINE KEYS DOLPHIN.
JULY 20TH, 2017

JULY 13-22  THESE LAST FEW WEEKS DOWN IN THE KEYS HAVE BEEN CONSISTANT WITH NICE DOLPHIN CATCHES AND A FEW TUNA AS WELL.   ONE MORE WEEKEND TO GO THEN WE MAKE THE JOURNEY BACK HOME FOR THE REST OF THE SUMMER!  WE'LL SEE WHAT THE NEXT TRIPS BRING US!

R.J. AND CATHY HAD A BLAST CATCHING SOME NICE DOLPHIN!

JULY 2ND, 2017

JULY 2 YET ANOTHER WEEKEND DOWN SOUTH OFF ISLAMORADA,  GREAT DOLPHIN FISHING CONTINUES WITH FISH BEING PLENTIFUL FROM 650 TO 800 FEET OF WATER JUST WEST OF THE 409.  HOPEFULLY FISH ARE GETTING BIGGER, STILL WAITING FOR SOME SLAMMERS!


A GREAT KEY'S DAY!
JUNE 24TH, 2017

T.J. CAUGHT THIS WAHOO WHILE TROLLING PAST A PALLET ON OUR WAY BACK HOME.
JUNE 24TH, 2017

JUNE 23-25  REALLY SOLID DOLPHIN FISHING THIS WEEKEND DOWN IN ISLAMORADA.  WHILE NOT TOO MANY BIG FISH, THERE WERE CERTAINLY PLENTY OF SCHOOLIES TO KEEP US ENTERTAINED.  THROW IN A WAHOO AND SOME TUNA AND WE ENDED UP PUTTING TOGETHER SOME NICE DAYS.  SOONER OR LATER THE BIGGER BULLS WILL POP UP AND WE'RE GOING TO GET OURS!


KEITH "THE KID" JOHNSON HOLDS ON TO GARY'S FIRST EVER MARLIN.  RELEASED TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY!
JUNE 4TH, 2017
 

JUNE2-4  WE HAVE RETURNED ONCE AGAIN TO THE BEAUTIFUL WATERS OF ISLAMORADA IN THE FLORIDA KEYS.  DOLPHIN FISHING HAS BEEN PRETTY CONSTISTANT WITH SCHOOLIES BEING PLENTIFUL IN THE AREA BETWEEN 600 AND 700 FEET OF WATER.  SUNDAY WE WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO CATCH A WHITE MARLIN, A RARE AND IMPRESSIVE CATCH IN FLORIDA WATERS.  CONGRATULATIONS TO GARY SIMMONS FROM TAMPA FOR CATCHING HIS FIRST MARLIN!


RICHARD POWERS AND MATE KEITH "THE KID" WITH ANOTHER PRETTY BLACKFIN!
APRIL 19TH, 2017

25 LB BLACKFIN HITS THE DECK OF THE GIN CLEAR.
APRIL 18TH, 2017

APRIL 17,18  STEADY EASTERLY BREEZES MADE THESE PAST FEW TRIPS REALLY FUN WITH 4 TO 6 FOOT SEAS AND A NICE CHOP ON THE WATER.  TUNA FISHING HAS BEEN REALLY GOOD WITH SOME NICE ONES BEING CAUGHT FROM 280 IN TO AS CLOSE AS 120 FEET OF WATER RIGHT OUT FRONT OF PALM BEACH INLET.  TUESDAY WE HAD A REALLY NICE DOLPHIN UP TO THE GAFF BUT UNFORTUNATLY IT ENDED UP GETTING OFF AT THE LAST MINUTE.  WE ESTIMATED IT TO BE AROUND 25 LBS OR SO.  STILL PLENTY OF SAILS TO FIND MILLING AROUND THE SHALLOW PATCH REEFS IF YOUR INTERESTED IN SOME SPINDLEBEAK ACTION, AS WE SAW TWO WHILE TROLLING ON THURSDAY.  THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS FISHING SHOULD BE ON FIRE IN OUR AREA!  DON'T MISS OUT ON THE SPECTACULAR SPRING RUN!


GIN CLEAR HEADED TO LUNCH.  PHOTO BY WALT CYTACKI.
MAR. 3RD, 2017

MAR 3  I KNOW ITS BEEN A WHILE SINCE WE HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT BUT SPRING IS HERE AND FISHING SHOULD BEGIN TO IMPROVE IN OUR AREA.  EXPECT TO SEE MORE DOLPHIN AND TUNA CATCHES TOWARDS THE END OF THIS MONTH, WITH A FEW SAILS IN THE MIX AS WELL.  TROLLING WILL PREVAIL AS THE MOST EFFECTIVE MEANS TO TARGET THESE SPECIES WITH THE ABILITY TO ACTIVELY SEARCH FOR THE MOST PRODUCTIVE WATER CONDITIONS.  WE'RE LOOKING FOWARD TO SOME GREAT FISHING YET TO COME!

OCT-NOV 7  SEEMS LIKE THE WIND HAS BEEN BLOWING ALMOST EVERY DAY NOW OUT OF THE EAST PRODUCING ROUGHER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS.  WHEN WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET OUT, FISHING HAS BEEN SOMEWHAT PRODUCTIVE WITH NICE SIZED DOLPHIN AND A FEW SAILS TO GO AROUND.  MOST OF OUR CATCH HAS BEEN BY MEANS OF TROLLING BUT SOON LIVE BAIT WILL BE THE WAY TO  GO FOR THE BEST ACTION.  LOOKING FOWARD TO SOME COOLER WEATHER AND WITH IT THE ANNUAL PUSH OF SAILS THROUGH OUR AREA.  WINTER KITE FISHING HERE WE COME!


WE SPOTTED THIS ONE WAKING ON THE SURFACE AND TRICKED HER INTO EATING A NAKED BALLYHOO.
AUG. 20TH, 2016

SEPT 15  TYPICAL FISHING IN OUR AREA FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.  NUMEROUS BONITO AND A FEW BLACKFIN TUNA IN THE MIX ALONG WITH SOME LUCKY ANGLERS SCORING A WAHOO OR A DOLPHIN.  OCTOBER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND GREAT FISHING WILL ARRIVE HERE SOON!


GOOD TIMES WITH SOME GOOD FRIENDS DOWN IN ISLAMORADA. ALREADY LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR!
JULY 30TH, 2016

JULY 29-31  PRETTY GOOD FISHING OUR LAST WEEK DOWN HERE IN ISLAMORADA.  NICE DEBRIS LIKE 30 FOOT PIECES OF BAMBOO AND A 20 FOOT PIECE OF INDUSTRIAL HOSE HELD SOME NICE SCHOOLIES THAT GAVE US PLENTY OF ACTION WHEN TOSSING LIVE BAIT TO THEM.  ON OUR WAY BACK HOME TO PALM BEACH THIS NEXT WEEK, LOOK FOWARD TO SOME EPIC LATE SUMMER FISHING!


 A NICE 25 POUNDER AND A HECK OF A FIGHT TO GO ALONG WITH IT.  GREAT JOB KEEPING HIM ON GUYS!
JULY 16TH, 2016
 

JULY14-17  WOW WHAT AN EXCITING WEEKEND DOWN HERE IN THE KEYS!  ROUGH WATER, BIG FISH, THESE PAST FEW DAYS HAVE GIVEN US PLENTY OF ACTION AND THEN SOME.  NICE DOLPHIN UP TO 25 LBS AND PLENTY OF BITES FROM SMALLER FISH.  LOOKS LIKE CONDITIONS WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR ALL YEAR LONG HAVE FINALLY SHOWED UP!


ROBERT GAGE AND KEITH JOHNSON HOLD UP THIS ISLAMORADA SAIL.
JUNE 26TH, 2016

VIEW FROM THE TOWER.
JUNE 26TH, 2016

JUNE24-26  AFTER A COUPLE SLOW DAYS SEARCHING FOR DOLPHIN WE FINALLY CAUGHT A FEW AS WELL AS A SAILFISH ON SUNDAY.  STILL WAITING FOR THE BIGGER FISH AND NUMBERS TO ARRIVE DOWN IN THE KEYS.  HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DOLPHIN TO BOB TORSEY!  THANKS FOR TAKING ME FISHING ALL THOSE TIMES DAD!
JUNE 17TH, 2016
 

JUNE 19  HAVING A BLAST DOWN IN THE KEYS CATCHING DOLPHIN!  THE FISH HAVE BEEN MORE SPREAD OUT SO FAR COMPARED TO LAST YEAR BUT ARE STILL AROUND IF YOU SPEND ENOUGH TIME LOOKING FOR THEM.  WE EVEN HAD A BLUE MARLIN POP INTO THE SPREAD ONE DAY.  BENT THE ROD AND RIPPED OFF SOME DRAG BEFORE THE HOOK PULLED BUT STILL EXCITING NON THE LESS!


GIN CLEAR AND JUPITER LIGHTHOUSE.  PHOTO TAKEN BY STEPHEN SAIGUIN.
MAY 30TH, 2016

BRANDY COPE WITH A NICE TRIPLETAIL FOR DINNER!
MAY 29TH, 2016

A FUN DAY WITH FRIENDS OUT ON THE GIN CLEAR CATCHING DOLPHIN AND TUNA.
MAY 28TH, 2016
 

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