Hello everyone and welcome back to Anglers Answer Sport Fishing report for Islamorada, Florida. As we waved goodbye to the cold fronts of winter, we look forward to some tropical depression activities in the semi-distant future... Perhaps, it could be said that this week and next week will be the "calm before the storm!" That's a nice change, we are having perfect weather for some great family fun, our surrounding memorial day weekend.
There seems to be no shortage of bait, both in the back country and on the patches. Whether ballyhoo, cigar minnows or pilchards, the bait is there if you are looking! The clarity is insane and depths of up to 40' can be seen from the surface...the crystal green water is creeping out to the edge of the reef, making easy work of catching your limit on yellowtail, grouper and other tasty table fare!
I try not to waste a lot of time with chasing slim chances and right now, the mahi would probably fall into that category. Working birds only seem to be showing blackfin surface activity and the mahi seem to be staying deep or scattered or both! With that said, every day has been different and I'd like to think the dolphin are starting to move in! In the mean time, there is no shortage of fish on the wrecks and reef... If you're looking to push out further, blackfin tuna are going nuts and are often overtaken by the tough fighting Almaco Jack!
If you have trouble finding the fish, call us for assistance, we'd love to hear from you!
Islamorada, Florida Keys