Key West Fishing 05-04-16

Tuesday was an excellent day for fishing in the Keys; we went out to the Atlantic side twice on the Coolcast. First, we took advantage of the placid conditions and proximity of the Gulf Stream to the islands. At the color change at a depth of two hundred and twenty feet, our party managed to catch three different species, including Kingfish, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi. The party caught the Kingfish and Sailfish on live Herring, while they hooked two Mahi, a 22-lb female and a 27-lb bull, while trolling beneath frigates as they plunged into the water for fish. This is an excellent time of year for deep sea fishing, since the peak seasons of both Mahi and Sailfish coincide. Sailfish should be migrating past the Keys at least until the end of May, while Mahi season is just now catching fire.

On the second charter, I hit some deep wreck locations with another group. In addition to nabbing Mutton Snapper and Amberjack, we pulled in a 28-lb Grouper. We were using vertical jigs above the structure in 200 feet of water. The plan for tomorrow is to hit the wrecks in the Gulf of Mexico to catch some Permit utilizing green crabs for bait.

We look forward to seeing you in Key West,

Captain Damon Santelli