Daytime swordfish

Offshore fishing in Islamorada Summer 2014

Hey Everyone,

Been a while since I gave an updated report about fishing in Islamorada, but here’s a few pics from the last couple months. It has been a much better year for daytime swordfish than last year. They still aren’t guaranteed by any means, but we caught 1 or 2 broadbill swordfish on 15 of our last 20 trips. Most the fish have been from 50 – 120 lbs, but we did have a couple over 200 this summer as well. The mahi are finally slowing down a little the past week here in August, but June and July were two of the most consistent months for mahi we’ve ever seen! There was plenty of keeper size fish from 3 – 8 lbs, and we had a couple big bulls this year. A 57 lber was our biggest on the Bn’M II, and my personal best here my entire life! A 42 lber bull was my second biggest of the season. The blackfin tuna were a little hit and miss this summer, but the last week they have been showing up in good numbers on the humps. I currently have my 36′ Jersey Devil Sportfish Boat for sale. The next few months we should see more good swordfishing when the weather cooperates, and the blackfin tunas and sharks on the humps should be entertaining as well.

Capt. Nick Stanczyk

8-24-13 Islamorada Fishing Offshore

The Mahi bite has been incredible this August while fishing in Islamorada.  Now it definitely is getting later in the season for them, but we should still have action with them throughout September. There was a week or so of nice big fish (slammers), 20 – 40 lbers, and the past week we have had big numbers of small/medium size fish, 3 – 10 lbers (schoolies and gaffers)…[sociallocker] The blackfin tuna bite picked up about 2 weeks ago as well, it was definitely a little slow before that. We catch the blackfins on the humps (big under water sea moutains), and when they show up so do the SHARKS! We caught dusky and silky sharks last week, the biggest pushing 300 lbs. The daytime swordfish bite has been on and off this year so far. We’ve had a few good trips with multiple fish, a few trips with single fish, and then some trips with no action at all. But that’s the name of the game when trying for big ones! The reef has still been active with lots of yellowtail snapper and a couple mutton snapper mixed in as well. Send me an email if you’re looking to get out!

Capt. Nick Stanczyk