2010-04-26 - OU Fishing Report - Great Bahamas, Key West and Islamorada Fishing
Islamorada Fishing Report
Featured Pic

Islamorada, FL

Key West, FL

Bahamas

Key West, FL

Blackfin, shark, tarpon

Islamorada, FL

Black grouper, Muttons

Bahamas

Mahi, Blackfin

Hatteras, NC

Blue marlin, dolphin
Open Boat Trips

Hatteras, NC Open Boat Trips

Date
Trip Type
Price
Full Day Tuna Trip
$375/person
Full Day Tuna Trip
$375/person
Full Day Tuna Trip
$375/person

Ocean City, MD

Date
Trip Type
Price
Shark Fishing Trip
$250/person
Full Day 12 hour Fishing Trip
$300/person
Full Day 12 hour Fishing Trip
$300/person
Full Day 12 hour Fishing Trip
$300/person
Full Day 12 hour Fishing Trip
$300/person

New Jersey

Date
Trip Type
Price
10 Hour SHARK TRIP
$275/person
46 Hour Long Range Canyon
$850/person
22 Hour Overnight Canyon trip
$550/person
22 Hour Overnight Canyon trip
$550/person

Where's the OU Fleet?

That's Right Dry Tortugas & Islamorada, FL
Low Profile Hatteras, NC
Over Under Cat Island , Bahamas
Pretty work Islamorada, FL
Pima II Treasure Cay, Bahamas
28' CC Key West, FL
Flats Skiffs Key West/Islamorada

Ever Chartered with OU?

Islamorada fishing has moved into full swing!! We had some winds to deal with all week, however, the fishing was outstanding. Both myself and Capt. Clyde have fished most of the week, both in the Backcountry and the Atlantic. Air temps are back in the 80’s and sea temperatures are back to normal in the mid 70’s with the visibility ranging from a little to good. The seas have been anywhere from 3 to 4 and some days 4 to 6, so the reef edge was pretty much where we stayed all week.

In the backcountry the Trout and Mackerels are biting like crazy. Capt Clyde had several really good days back there with Trout up to 6lb’s. He also spent a day or two staked up for the Bonefish and that has proven to be successful, both sight fishing and some on the Fly. He had 9 one day and 5 the next up to 8lbs. Wonderful fish to catch on light tackle. The Tarpon are slowly showing up but yet they’re not eating very well. In time this will change!   

On the Atlantic side both the Pretty Work and That’s Right fished the reef edge and found an abundance of Yellowtails and the Kings are snapping once again. The Cigar minnows have shown back up and they have helped our days greatly. The kings have been pretty nice too…up to 30lbs. Capt. Clyde did manage to catch a 54lb on 12lb test on Thursday!! Also, the black Groupers are still around and they seem to be biting well too. The season opens May 1st so watch out. We let three go on Saturday and another two nice ones on Sunday. All were released alive and well. The Muttons are starting to move in from the deep and making a nice showing on some of the 60’ Patches. Not much to report on the Dolphins yet. Just a trickle of fish but probably after this moon they should begin to pour by us!!     

On a final note I/WE would like to send our condolences to the Jackson family. My friend of 20 years passed away on Saturday in a diving accident. Bless them and I know Jimmy is safe. God bless.

Capt.John Oughton
cell 305-481-6527
john@overunderadventures.com


Bahamas Report
Over Under just finished her first full week in Cat Island. The bite started slow in the beginning of the week due to a west wind that came in causing the bite to slow down. We managed to catch some dolphin but it was little harder than normal. After the west wind the bite steadily improved. The yellowfin are around. There have been some big ones boated, however, our biggest is still small at around 20 pounds. We have had our share of large ones hooked up but the sharks had their name on them. We managed a 30 pound head of what must have been an 80 pound yellow fin. A few other boats in the marina have boated some nice sized ones. A 60 pound yellow fin was put on the scale by our friend Randy on Cat Tales. We ended the week today filling the box with dolphin. We had so many we were reeling away from the smaller ones (20 pounders) looking for something over 40.

The billfishing is steadily improving as we are getting a few shots a day. On Tuesday we had a small white come up on the long rigger. Then on Thursday we had one jump off and had a blue pile on a lure only to throw the hook after the first jump. It was an exciting bite.

We are fishing hard for the next three weeks. We are focusing on the Bill Fish bite but we expect the dolphin bite to continue to be steady. We may move around over the next week to check out the fishing in San Salvador and around Conception Island. We look forward to another great week of fishing in Cat Island and the surrounding Out Islands of the Bahamas.

Captain Thomas Neligon

Our spring fishing is finally here, and we've been experiencing some great fishing both inshore and off. Last week, had a chance to get out with Bob Lewis and his 11-year old son Cade and 13-year old, Cole. -- all from Stamford, Conn. On our first day we did a little mixed-bag reef fishing, catching yellowtail and gray snapper, as well as barracuda, all on light spinning tackle. In the afternoon, we headed into shallow water for some sight fishing shark action, where Cole managed to release a 300-pound bull shark on 20-pound spinning tackle.

Day 2 saw calm sea conditions and a chance to head to the shrimp boats and chase black fin tuna and false albacore on light tackle and fly rod. We had great day of fishing boating 15 tuna to 30 pounds on 12 and 20 pound spinning tackle. We also managed to release more than 20 false albacore on everything from 12-pound spin to fly rod. Cade finished the day boating an 80-pound blacktop shark.

Day 3, the guys opted for a little tarpon and shark action and they were definitely on their game. In four hours, the Lewis crew went 5-9 on tarpon, with Cade proving top rod, hooking 4 and catching two. Cole backed him up with several fish jumped, releasing a 70-pounder and dad came up with two releases including the day's largest, estimated at 140 pounds.

We also had a chance to get out with Mark Mezis of Washington Township, NJ and his wife Pam. Mark was looking to add a variety of species to his lifetime catch list, and calm weather saw us heading to the Gulf again on Day 1 of their Florida Keys light tackle adventure. Mark and Pam managed to boat 5 blackfin tuna to 28 pounds and more than a dozen false albacore to 15 pounds. We then moved off to a bottom spot where mark was able to add jack crevalle, amberjack and grey snapper to his list.

On day two of his adventure, mark opted to do a solo 4 hour tarpon trip, where he managed to jump 5 tarpon to 120 pounds and a 28-pound cuda.

We've got some great fishing to look forward to here in Key West over the next couple of months so give us a call and let’s go fishing!

Captain Ted Lund

One of 14 blackfin taken on a recent trip
A 13-pound false albacore
A doubleheader of Key West blackfin tuna
Key West amberjack taken on light tackle
Cole Lewis and a giant false albacore
Capt. Ted Lund and Bob Lewis with another Key West blackfin
Well, its started as a moderate sized charter fleet on Saturday, April 24th with catches of dolphin, wahoo, king mackerel and amberjack. There were also five blue marlin that were caught by the fleet that day so the billfish are here. The spring fishing is starting to pick up with the water temperatures warming up. So, it all gets better from here!

We’re geared up and ready here in Hatteras on the Low Profile…come on down! And as always, remember a day of fishing is always better than work!                                                             

Captain Darrin Callahan

Open Boat Hatteras Trips!!

Next open boat trip is Sunday, May 9, 2010! Sign up now!

Follow OU

Follow us for up-to-date audio reports and fish-tweets on what we're catching on a regular basis.

Go to www.twitter.com/ fishoverunder and follow us today!!!

 

Facebook

Get interactive with OU and Become a Fan today!

All of our reports in Real-time as they happen. Find it all here!