2008-02-23 - Islamorada and Dry Tortugas Fishing Report
Pretty Work Took 3rd in the Poor Girls Sailfish Tournament This Week! The fishing here in islamorada has been good. We are starting to see more cobias and some nice big King macks along with a few wahoos near the moon. The bottom fishing has also picked up with some more black groupers showing up in the deep 125 or so.The sailfish have been hit or miss. THATS RIGHT just got back from a 2 day Dry Tortugas Fishing Trip: We started fishing early sunday morning just outside rabeeca shoal in 45 to 90 ft of water. The tides where a little tough on us because of direction with the winds, water was green and a little on the cold side. However we picked away at the yellowtails and some real nice mangrove snappers. Along with some sand porgys and lots of small groupers which we let go probably 8 different types of groupers.Later that afternoon we ran down to the Bank and fished for muttons and larger groupers which we did with great succes. We used large jigs with ballhoos and caught lots of red groupers a few scamps and two really nice yellowfin groupers. That night was quite just a few fish some snappers and one or two more groupers. Dinner was great we had some fresh shrimp that we traded for with one of the shrimp boats,along with some fish, rice and veggies, ice cream for desert. Monday was a tough day spent a lot of time going from spot to spot we manged to pick away but it was not fast and furious at all. We caught a few 50lb AJs. The water was chilly and the snappers i dont think were really happy but that manged to bite a liitle bit.Overall we really had Alot of fish with the condition the way they where.