Broadbill Swordfish

Fall fishing in Islamorada with Capt. Nick Stanczyk on the Bn’M II

The Fall is definitely my favorite time of year to swordfish in Islamorada, but it’s a fun time of year on edge of the reef as well. Our swordfish streak has continued. We’ve caught 1 or more fish on 16 consecutive trips, including a couple on each of our last two trips. The Islamorada Offshore fishing charters have mostly been  fishing on the edge of reef, wrecks, and shallow patch reefs. Conditions change each day, but lately we’ve had snapper, grouper, mackerel, barracuda, shark, a couple mahi, a couple blackfin tuna, and had a couple sailfish on, but the sails won the battle. As we get more into winter we should have more and more sailfish opportunities, a few wahoo, more cobia, etc. Send me an email to if you’d like to try your luck live baiting, bottom fishing, or deep drop swordfishing!

Capt. Nick Stanczyk

7-13-13 Islamorada Fishing Report

It’s been a mixed bag of fish while offshore fishing in islamorada lately. The mahi bite has been hit and miss the last couple of weeks, with some good days and then some slow days. Usually this time of year it’s consistent but it’s been a little on the difficult side as a whole. The hump has been providing action with tunas though, including both blackfins and skipjacks. On the bottom we caught a nice 30 lb amberjack too the other day. The Reef Fishing has definitely been the best actoin lately, with lots of yellowtail snapper, a few mutton and mangrove snapper, and some bull sharks. We’ve been out a handful of days for broadbill swordfish, and our last trip we caught 2 fish. The trips prior we lost a few, so it was good to get back on the board. The swordfishing should only get better and better as we get into the Fall.

Capt. Nick Stanczyk