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Islamorada Insane wahoo fishing!

Capt. Bruce Andersen
January 4, 2016
Islamorada - Saltwater Fishing Report

Every now and then conditions just come together to make for some spectacular fishing. On top of the fishing conditions being right, with pelagics like wahoo the fish also have to be there as well. Yesterday we saw an amazing combination of spectacular conditions and a huge body of fish offshore of Islamorada.
The last few days finally saw a break in the weather and with the calm seas a massive school of pilchards showed up out in Hawks channel. We loaded the bait wells and headed just offshore of the reef in the 140 foot range to start fishing. Flat calm seas, glowing blue water, and a very strong current are all great wahoo conditions and we had them all. That and the approaching front coming later that evening seemed to have the wahoo's fired up! I think almost every boat fishing in a 3 or 4 mile area just offshore of the reef caught wahoo yesterday. We wound up catching 6 nice fish between 30 and 55 pounds as well as a couple of kings and black fin tuna on a 3/4 day trip. We had 10 solid hookups and must have had at least 15 bites total. We got covered up several times with entire packs of wahoo behind the boat. We would have every bait in the spread get eaten, hook a few, have one or 2 go through the wire or pull a hook, and catch a couple each time. All with several other fish busting and skyrocketing on our freebie pilchards we where chumming with while the fish we had hooked where thrashing on top and taking huge burning runs on the 16# spinning tackle we caught everything on.
Several other boats saw similar sights. I heard of guys catching wahoo on live speedoes and high speed trolling as well.
Capt. Bruce Andersen

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Offshore sportfishing charters in the Florida keys aboard the Charterboat Captain Easy out of Islamorada Florida. Captain Bruce Andersen and the experianced professional crew on the Captain Easy will show you the finest offshore and reef fishing trips in the keys.

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85920 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone: 305-360-2120
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