April 20,2014 Islamorada Fishing Report Offshore The word right now is slammer Mahi. They have been difficult to locate as they travel alone or in small packs. Rarely do they ever follow the big schools of peanuts. Upper Keys Sportfishing caught several this past week among dozens of smaller gaffer and schoolie sized fish. The bait of choice is a rigged ballyhoo in front of a small green and yellow lure like a Bost Mahi or Wahoo sized lure. Naked Ballyhoo set right behind this lure produced incredible hook ups.
Tuna were caught from football to twenty pounds in the large schools of porpoise we managed to find offshore in the smaller red and black Bost Lure chuggers and similar color feather combinations. We raised 1 blue marlin 2 days ago but unfortunately the girl was not hungry regardless what we did. Wahoo have been caught near the floating mats of weeds with live pilchards down about 20-40 feet where the mahi are. Call Capt Jorge Piñera with Upper Keys Sportfishing 305-509-7745