Key West Fishing 04-30-16

Tarpon angling in Key West's Harbor has finally reached its apex, and we took full advantage of it on the Coolwater today. My clients were very pleased after nabbing 14 Tarpon after a full day on the water. A one-hundred-and-twenty-five-pound monster was the prize catch of the day. The Tarpon love to hit cut shrimp trawler trash.

On another rewarding in-shore excursion, Bill Wallace piloted our charter boat, the Outcast, into the flats of Key West to nab some sharks. This party scored plenty of these feisty hunters, including Black-tip Reef Sharks and Lemon Sharks. The largest shark caught was a 250-pound Bull Shark. Bill used cut Barracuda for chum as well as bait.

Damon Santelli, the skipper of the Coolcast, headed to the Gulf Stream south of the Florida Keys to fish for pelagic species. His anglers nabbed Mahi Mahi, Bonito, and Sailfish on Threadfin Herring. The Sailfish remains active, while the Mahi Mahi migration is just beginning. The weather for fishing should continue to be nice through the weekend.

We look forward to seeing you in Key West,

Captain Chris Garcia