4-25-13 offshore fishing report for Islamorada

We’ve had some great catches aboard the Bn’M the past week while offshore fishing in Islamorada. My last trip out we went daytime swordfishing and had 2 good bites and luckily caught both of them. They can be tricky to hook with 2000′ of line out, when they are down deep near the bottom. We also had 3 big mahi to 25 lbs. We went fishing for sharks in Islamorada 3 of the past 7 days as well and caught some sea monsters. We had tiger sharks, bull sharks, and a hammerhead. Some of these beasts have been up to 700 lbs. We’ve caught as many amberjack as you could handle as well, from 30 to 60 lbs. The mahi bite is just starting to get a little better each week, still not swarming since we’ve had a couple slower days, but we have done decent on all of our trips for them. We did swordfish a few days ago as well and never had strike, but hey, that’s why its called fishing. On the reef we have caught yellowtail and mangrove snapper, a few permit, and had a decent cobia the other day. We should start going offshore more and more in search of mahi and tuna as we approach summer. When you’re ready to go out for an islamorada fishing trip send me and email and I’ll hook you up!

Capt. Nick Stanczyk