7-14-13 Offshore Fishing in Key Largo in Mid July

The deep sea fishing in Key Largo has been pretty productive lately. We had a few tough days, but still managed to catch plenty of fish for dinner every trip. Fishing just a 20 minute drive south of Key Largo we have been trolling on the humps and catching blackfin tuna and skipjack tuna, a couple big amberjack, and some mahi mahi on the way in and out. We had a daytime swordfish charter two days ago and went 2 for 2 on swordfish. They weren’t monsters, but both were legal fish, we got some great under water pics of the second fish. One day we did a little “deep dropping” , fishing the bottom in 700′ of water and caught 3 big barrel fish up to 26 lbs. The Reef Fishing has been very good and the most consistent bet the last couple of weeks. There’s been plenty of yellowtail snapper, a handful of nice mutton snapper, some big mangrove snapper, and a couple of groupers and sharks mixed in. Some of the days were tough on mahi and we were able to stop at the reef on the way home for dinner.

Capt. Nick Stanczyk

Author: Capt. Rick Stanczyk

Florida Keys Fishing Captain born and raised in Islamorada, FL!