Key West Fishing Report
Capt. Zach Bentley
July 4th, 2010 Fishing Report
Key West dolphin fishing has left much to be desired but the reef and wreck fishing has more than made up for it. My rigorous honesty will not let me tell you any different about the offshore fishing, but have no fear because we are tearing up the snappers! We have been catching mutton snappers up to 16 pounds following the most recent full moon.
The mutton snappers spawn during the full moon of May and June and we have had some great evening trips leaving the dock about 3:30 and returning before dark. Along with muttons we have caught barracudas up to 25 lbs, bonitas, and amberjack. Most recently the Grey or Mangrove snappers have also begun to spawn on the reef. The snappers average about a pound and a half with plenty bigger than that.
Our biggest so far was just over 4 and a half pounds! These fish are both tough and tasty. Bring the whole family as this kind of fishing can be enjoyed by one and all. I hope to see you soon out on the wild blue.
If you have questions on current fishing conditions, please call me at 305-747-0182. Come on out, and let’s go fishing!
July 4th, 2010