Islamorada Offshore Fishing Report 7/4/2017

Hello, Capt. Skye here with Blue Heaven Charters out of Robbie’s Marina with our weekly Fishing Reports. June was a stellar month for Mahi-Mahi fishing! It’s the best I can remember for about 15 years. We are catching 30 to 40 Dolphins a day, with some being close to 40 pounds! This week we caught five fish more than 20 pounds with the biggest at 38 pounds. There are more Schoolies (smaller dolphins less than 5 pounds) than we know what to do with. This makes for an action packed, non-stop day of CATCHING!

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Suns out Slammers out!! A beautiful Mahi caught by the Richey Family.

Pompano Mahi
A rare Pompano-Dolphin caught this week aboard the Blue Heaven.

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One of two Sailfish caught on the Blue Heaven THIS WEEK!!

Lots of Sailfish offshore. This week we had a doubleheader (two Sailfish on at once) on in about 2,500 feet of water. We usually catch our limit in Mahi-Mahi and then start trolling and that’s when we start to see the Sailfish or Blue Marlin. We can’t wait to get you out on the water!! Happy Fourth of July!! – Capt. Skye Stanley of Blue Heaven Charters

The fishing gods have been kind the DirtyBoat crew and clients this week. Good fortune and some skill landed some really great quality fish, and a variety of species at that.

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Most days we fished offshore, hunting for Mahi-Mahi under diving birds and floating debris. This year we have been able to find several large schools … and catch plenty of them! Even though most of the Mahi have been small, we have been able to capitalize on several bigger fish this season. One day we even hooked into a 300lb+ Blue Marlin!!

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Another exciting event this week was participating in the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame 2017 Fishing Tournament. We fished hard all day, catching only one fish to weigh until the very last moment when we hooked into a large King Mackerel. We were able to get the fish to the weigh-in with only minutes to spare. Our fish ended up weighing the most in the Calcutta for biggest Kingfish, Tuna or Wahoo. It was a great feeling to get on the board and have our photo taken with a big check! Go Team DirtyBoat!! See more results here:

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Tuna fishing has been productive as well. We’ve been catching the heck out of the smaller ones on the troll with Captain Galon’s handmade flying fish. They swim great and always get the bite!! Make sure you give him a call and get your hands on some ASAP. He can be reached via Instagram at opens in a new window We’ve also been catching some monsters on live bait. Most of them weighing in between 25 and 30lbs each!

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Reef fishing this time of year hasn’t been the most popular, most likely because it’s been very hot most days, plus the Mahi fishing has been so successful. We have done a few half days here and there, resulting in some of the largest Yellowtail Snappers we’ve seen in a long time. We’ve also caught some really nice Mutton Snapper to top off the cooler.

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There have also been a few Sailfish around the reef. We actually caught a nice one on a 16lb spinning outfit today!

Give us a call or visit our opens in a new windowwebsite to book your next Islamorada fishing trip with us! We will do our best to show you a good time and catch a bunch of fish!

Captain Joe Saba and Captain Kit Carson
The DirtyBoat