Hey everyone! Capt. Galon Johnson here, checking in from Go Time Sport fishing Charters at Robbie’s Marina of Islamorada.
Oh man, this has been one action-packed summer so far and it’s only going to get better! It’s no lie that it’s been a hot one but that doesn’t seem to bother the fish. We’ve had some great weather lately, with a few rain showers here and there, but the wind has laid down and made for some calm days offshore.
We’ve had some really top-notch days the past couple of weeks, catching a haul of 20 gaffers last week and a nice slammer around 30 pounds the day before. The Dolphin bite has been hit or miss this past week, however there is always that chance of finding a big slammer on a turtle. I’ve been seeing more migrating turtles this year than ever before. There are a lot of schoolies out there with the occasional big set of gaffers pushing hard to the east so there are plenty of fish to keep the rod bent.
The Tuna bite is where it’s at right now! It has been red hot especially in the early morning and late afternoon. It will continue to get even better as the summer continues. We had a cooler full of Blackfins the other day from an afternoon offshore trip with a nice group from Georgia and Pennsylvania.
We’ve had some successful reef trips lately as well. No matter where your fishing this time of year, there are plenty of fish to be caught! The Yellowtail Snapper bite has been pretty good but this time of year it is extremely hot anchored up on the reef.
There’s always a solution to beat the heat…NIGHT FISHING! The night bite for Mangrove Snappers is on fire right with the spawn.
Everyone is gearing up this week for the Lobster Mini Season approaching so stay safe on the water.
Check out Go Time Charters next time to get out on the water and experience why they call Islamorada the Fishing Capital of the World…It’s GO TIME!
Capt. Galon Johnson
Go Time Charters