5/23/13 Summer Key Largo Fishing Report Backcountry

Well the summer fishing in key largo is pretty good.  Had Byron out 2 days this week.  Tuesday we caught some snapper and trout, enough for dinner, plus a ton of ladyfish.  We then caught a few blacktip sharks, and moved to another area where we caught a big ‘mud marlin.’  This is a BIG bottom dweller that is a lot of fun to catch.  Later we caught some may redfish key largo.  The bite was good for them we got 20 or so reds, plus a nice snook too.  Today we had a westerly wind which is usually bad news, fishing key largo west wind.  We made the best of it though and caught some nice big mangrove snappers on fresh ballyhoo that we chummed up and netted.  Later we found some more trout in the bay including some nice size 20 inchers.  We caught a big lemon shark too, and on the way home we stopped and caught a nice key largo tarpon fishing in may.  Great way to end the day!

key largo tarpon may
key largo tarpon may

5/19/13 May Key Largo Tarpon Fishing Report

The  may key largo tarpon fishing has been very good.  Lots of fish still being caught and bait has been around for the most party.  Today we caught and released 2 big local key largo tarpon on fresh live mullet.  The past few days the bait was a little tougher to come by but still had our shots at a tarpon yesterday we lost.  Caught them the last few nights as well that I fished, and had multi-fish most every day a the last couple weeks.  We saw plenty of fish today and around the bridges and after the busy weekend I think they will start biting better.  The fishing with crabs especially early in the morning, in the evening, and on the later afternoon falling tides should get real good.  This is the time of year when key largo fishing in may for tarpon is good with crabs.

Key Largo Fishing in the middle of May

The fishing in Key Largo has been great lately! The reef has been providing tons of action with yellowtail snapper and a couple of grouper. The Mahi have been twice as good this year as last year, including some real nice bulls. Around the wrecks there has been some sharks as well as some goliath grouper too if you’re looking for a really big pull. Make the 20 minute drive south of Key Largo and go on a great Fishing Trip! Send me an email and I’ll get you out on an offshore key largo fishing charter! We also have been doing some daytime swordfishing and we didn’t catch one our last trip, but we did pull the hook on a very large broadbill. However we did catch 1 the trip before that and then 2 the trip before that!

Capt. Nick Stanczyk