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Key Largo Fishing Report April 2013

Hey Folks whats happening out there,here we are in April and the fishing is picking up. This winter was a bit slow for sailfish, actually this month is usually pretty darn good. But it is also good for large dolphin (mahi ) and black fin tuna and wahoo following the moon. Spring break came and […]

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Key Largo Fishing Report

April, spring is around the corner this means big Mahi, Dorado, or as we call it Dolphin fish. The last of the big push of sailfish this month as they head to Mexico for there spawn. The dolphin have started to show up not in as large a numbers as we would like to see […]

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Fishing Report Key Largo

Well everyone ….. yes I have been slacking on the reports. Sorry !!!!   I’ve been busy fishing. The blackfin tunas have been good and the sizes are in the 15 pound and greater range.  Live bait chumming pilchards and ballyhoo have been bringing the fish up in the late afternoon and morning. Midday bite has […]

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Bill Sargent: State seatrout plan reels in opposition

A groundswell of opposition from recreational anglers is centering on a new state plan that expands commercial harvesting of spotted seatrout, including the use of limited size haul seines and beach seines for taking 75-fish “by-catches” of Florida’s No. 1 recreational prize. In part, the detailed trout management plan by the Florida Fish and Wildlife […]

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Florida Shipwrecks: Fishing for History

by Florida Sportsman • October 31, 2011 Thousands of of wrecks, thousands of fishing spots and countless fascinating tales. By Michael C. Barnette Originally published June 2006. Wreck ashore!” In the past, those words were commonly heard along Florida’s shores. Numerous vessels met their fate off the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida, either by […]

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Key Largo Sportfishing

Charter Boat Fishing Trips in Key Largo

We offer some of the finest South Florida Sportfishing in the Keys.

The War Bird is a 38′ Topaz with a Flying Bridge – offering all the comforts of home:

A large cabin area with A/C
full couch, dinette, full galley
Entertainment center w/ DVD, and Sirius satellite radio

The War Bird is Located in north Key Largo, at Orvis Outfitters Ocean Reef. Captain Dana Banks owner operator, grew up fishing the area and would enjoy taking you out fishing.

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Reef Environmental Education Foundation Lionfish Derby

Lionfish derbies are fishing competitions where teams work to collect as many lionfish as they can within a dawn-to-dusk period using a variety of capture methods while SCUBA diving, free diving or snorkeling. Removing lionfish from the reef is beneficial as it allows native species to grow unmolested and restores balance to the delicate coral […]

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July 10 Key Largo Fishing report

Well we just got a week of needed rain, didn’t get out much this week. But had some reports of nice catches of Mahi,  5 to 8 pound shoolies and bigger fish off Key Largo. The yellowtail fishing stays great and now is the time to go. Spent  a day or two out diving between […]

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July 1 Key Largo Fishing report

This week was a weak bite for the mahi. They were way off shore and on the small size. Down south, however they reported some schoolies and some gaffers. We have been hitting the reef for the yellowtails and a few nice muttons. The groups I had this week had no problem catching yellowtails in […]

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June 23 Key Largo Fishing Report

Well fishermen June is just about over and have you gotten out there to catch your fish. This last week has been a hot one ,light breezes but still the mahi are around . I have heard some reports of a few  blue marlin caught it’s just a matter of putting in the time to […]

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June 18 Key Largo Fishing report

Beginning of the week started out good for the Mahi-mahi , but offshore winds seemed to have pushed the fish farther out . The yellowtail and bottom fishing has been red hot with lots of action . Wreck fishing always offer a variety . Don’t forget this time of year it’s great family fun ……..!!! […]

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Key Largo Fishing Reports – June 2

Mahi fishing remains strong , most of the fish seem to be a bit further offshore. Also there have been some Blue Marlin spotted, so be ready with tackle to handle the big fish. Weather down south may seem to be a threat, but slow in development so don’t be worried for next few days, […]

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