The Blue water and east have returned and the offshore fishing has started to heat up. Most of the summer the blue water has been out deep and there has been no current. The green water we’ve had in our area is great for the snapper fishing we’ve been doing with great success, but not so good when you’re trolling for Sailfish, Dolphin, (Mahi), Wahoo or Tuna.
Over the last few days, the trolling has been nonstop action. Lots of Bonitos, not considered good as table fare, but they put up a great fight and it’s not common for every line on the boat to hook up at the same time.
Black fin tuna feed similar to bonitos and it’s not uncommon to find one with the other. Yesterday we hooked two black fin tuna along with the bonitos we were catching.
There hasn’t been much in the way of weed lines around, but a small area of weed produced five nice dolphins up to 15lbs to go with our tunas. There have been some Wahoo around, still not seeing the really big fish (50-70lb), that I expect this time of year, but they will show up, just gotta’ be there fishing when they do!
Sailfish still slow, but with many boats racing around looking for Wahoo and tuna ,(they like a fast troll), it may just be a case that the sailfish are there but not interested in the high speed baits.
There has not been any oil at any time in the waters off Key West and none is expected