April Fishing Forecast
April sliding into May brings with it the big Mahi Mahi or as some call them
dorado, we call them dolphin fish but whatever you might call them they have arrived for some great offshore excitement. The Gulf Stream is right up against the Reefs so that brings the bait up close and allows for short runs south to catch all species of Pelagics off of Key West including Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi.
Mahi Season is Here!
We use trolled ballyhoos sometime skirted with our favorite colors to attract the
big ones, they like to travel in numbers so catching and hooking up multiple fish can and does happen regularly. Eating Mahi mahi for dinner has been a favorite choice for anglers as long as man has been fishing, cooking can be done in several different ways so don’t forget to ask your Captain and mate how they like to cook theirs, I would suspect that they have eaten a few.
Silver King of the Ring Pt. 2
The backcountry fishing is kicking into high gear with Tarpon biting in the harbor 5 to 10 minutes from the dock.
Ranging from 30 to 130 lbs in size, the jumping, drag pulling silver kings make each fight all its own. If you enjoy Key West Fishing in calm waters and large fish this is something to try. We have mastered the art of chumming these beasts using shrimp boat trash or bycatch, teaching them how to eat then feeding them a hook. Once these fish have caught onto our chum slick they stop what they’re doing and focus on eating so mutable hook ups and mutable catches are a common occurrence on our custom Light Tackle boats. It’s not hard to bring home lunch because the snapper fish is–in most cases–close by and sometimes even while you’re Tarpon Fishing. So let your Captain know that you are interested in table fare at some point in the trip.
Shark – A Big Catch!
Key West Shark Fishing this time of year has got to be some of the best action with fish to weight ratio both offshore as well as backcountry with all different
kinds of sharks being caught. Just to name a few Hammerheads, Tiger, Blacktip, American Sharp Nose, Lemon, and Bonnit head, can all be caught during one of our trips. Our Captains pride themselves with our tried and true techniques used for attracting and setting the hooks on these Trophies of the deep. So if big teeth, hard pulling drags, and large fish is what you’re after–these Shark Fishing trips are the choice for you.
Key West Fishing a Call Away
If you are looking for a smaller boat that’s perfect for catching the fish in our spring fishing forecast, then the well-trained expert crew at Captain Moe’s Lucky Fleet is here to take you out! We have the best fishing charters in Key West to choose from. Call Captain Moe’s today at 305-396-5606 or contact us online to begin your spring adventure!