Another amazing day offshore on the Outer Limits is logged in the book once again. This time our good buddy John from northern Pennsylvania, did all the arm work. During his “Spring Break” week down in Key West, John experienced some of the finest offshore fishing that the Keys has to offer. From Sailfish to Tripletail, the spectrum was covered. Being no stranger to Keys fishing, John has seen the best and worst of what the ocean and weather can offer, however his fishing trip this year was as good as it gets for a few days.
First, the fun started with some light tackle kite fishing for Sailfish. Not but just a few minutes with live baits in the water and we were hooked up. After releasing a few Sailfish, the rods bent over with drag screaming from other species. Kingfish, Dolphin, and Bonitos were all working around the same area as the Sailfish, and were regular visitors to our baits. A handful of releases and another handful that we jumped off, plus a few nice Mahi-Mahi for the table, and we went home with heads high.
The next trip out just a few days later was a slightly different approach although the players were still in the game. We decided to do some trolling in hopes to cover some water and focus on catching Wahoo and Tuna. As these species are constantly on the move, trolling offers a chance at “heading them off at the pass”, so to speak. No sooner than the baits were put in the water were were getting bites. Over the next few hours, a plethora of Blackfin Tuna, Mahi, and Kingfish were in the box, then the fun really started. The Wahoo and Tuna were going airborne. Every mile or so one, if not more of these two tough competitors were literally coming out of the water after our baits. The action was awesome, to say the least. By the end of the day, John had tired arms and some great memories for sure.
A beautiful couple of days offshore, and some amazing fishing… what could be better?