April is upon us and the BuzzOn Islamorada fishing report is very good. It looks even better for the month of April. The offshore fishing is going to liven up.
In late March we have been seeing schools of dolphin (mahi mahi). The schhols have anywhere from 15-30 fish. We usually can keep a handful of them on each trip.
April will be better. Toward the end of April , larger fish will mix in with the schoolies. The fact that we are seeing decent sized schools of fish this early is a good sign. The summer should really be great.
On May 1st the grouper season will start. We hope to be able to catch a few groupers on each trip. I already have some customers booked for the opening days. we should do well.
A couple of days ago , we had a charter that limited out on snappers. On the same trip we released 10 legal sized black groupers. The black groupers are considered the best eating. Those guys were worn out by the end of the day. That’s for sure.
Keep in mind that snappers will improve a lot as we get into the hot summer time conditions. They are good now, so things should be really good by summer.
Generally around the full moons we catch some nice Mutton snappers. Flag yellowtail snappers will show up. Flags are considered to be fish larger than the average 18-24 inch fish. They usually exceed 3 lbs in weight.
Our days for the summer time are starting to fill up fast so once you get your dates set give us a shout as soon as possible.