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February 2021 Report

Hi everybody!  Here is your February fishing report and outlook for the activities I offer.  It is no secret winter is in full force where most of you come from!  That usually means I am going to be very busy now through Spring Break.  If you call me during the day, please leave a message and I will get back to you ASAP. My schedule is always available...

January 2021 Fun Report

Holey Mackerel we are blasting into January! I began December by doing the scariest thing possible. I took a week off, trailered my boat 600 miles through the worst drivers in South Florida and had a brand new set of 2021 300hp motors and some technology upgrades installed. I returned and the next day I ran 40 great trips to close out December. January is still in high...

December 2020 Report

When I think of December many thoughts come to mind.  So many things are happening, big changes are coming and it all culminates with a busy holiday week to finish the month and year.  Thankfully, the weather has been mostly warm here and many opportunities wait for you to take advantage of.  From fishing to snorkeling to nearly anything you can think of, no...

November 2020 Fishing and Activity Report

November is a highly anticipated month here in the Florida Keys because it marks change. The breaks in the heat are becoming more frequent, the water is cooling off and we are seeing the beginning of the migration of our winter species. The true challenge is describing day to day what the weather is going to be like or what species we will be targeting. There are so man...

Preparing for Preparing in September

A little back story to start. I created my business to offer you the best things I know how to do on the water here in the middle Keys. I am a good teacher and I have the ability to do all of these ocean activities that are super fun. Over the years I have engineered systems to almost guarantee you have a successful outcome on the trips I offer. I built this website t...

August Fish and Dive Report

So much to say, I don't know where to start. We have been really busy here. There has been a lot going on.

I have deleted many drafts of this and I am posting this super late because the topic is difficult. I have far too many people getting sick on my boat. I have a lack of customer preparation problem. There is a ...

Lobster Mini Season July Report

A rainy tropical wave put an end to my 49 day charter streak since we have reopened, allowing me to post an update. Yes, we have been busy, like as busy as we can handle for 2 months busy. I'll try to keep this report simple and informative.

The basics, we passed the last test today for closures. No, we will not close...

Mid July Report

I'm going to keep this report really simple. Things are ok here. All the things I had hoped for for a responsible reopening didn't happen, so we are month 2 into a new spring break like daily reality. Today is July 11th, so I'm on a 41 day stretch of charters in record heat. I'm really busy and it's really hot here with occasional doses of intense tropical rain events....

June Outlook

Who freaking knows, right??!!

Things are all out of sorts, but we are stronger and better than what is happening around us. Pretty nice option right now is to come visit the Florida Keys and put some distance on this nonsense.

Caged and Confused May Report

Here we are a week into May and I realized I haven't written my update. I sometimes get these out late because I'm so busy, but not so much the case this year. However, I am seeing an uptick in inquiries for charters here and there. I am finding that many people are unaware that the Keys have been closed to non residents for what seems like an eternity now. The current...