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Islamorada Fishing Report from Upper Keys Sportfishing June 2014

Offshore The mahi or dolphin bite has been excellent this past week and weather has cooperated well with fairly flat seas. The mahi have been found between 250 to 1200 feet. There were many weed lines but only few were harboring fish. The bigger fish as usual are found one by one vs in the schools. We caught several big mahi this week and literally hundreds of schoolies. 
 The tuna bite is good to excellent in areas with little boat traffic. The humps have been hammered by weekend fishermen and it is not worth the time spent. We found tuna action away from the onslaught of recreational fishermen in larger sizes and numbers. A fair size marlin took a live ballyhoo intended for a large bull and spooled the line off a sailfish sized reel as the young novice angler had difficulty handling the fish on the "ultralight marlin tackle". Frankly a case of "buck fever" overcame the young man and the fish was lost. 

Inshore and Reefs
The snapper bite is on right now and good catches of mangrove snappers are occurring in the night hours as these fish enjoy the full moon for spawning. A limit of good sized fish was taken by a party of four in just 45 minutes. Yellowtails are in a hot bite also and several good sized fish were caught while catching bait. 

Flats and Offshore Flats
Tarpon is still the big feature right now. Bridge fishing for the silver king has been productive but we are noticing they are more active in early morning and late evening hours as the water warms up. Permit and bonefish are present on the flats with some reports from area captains. 

Upper Keys Sportfishing has been nominated by several organizations as the recipient of the Best of Islamorada 2014 Charter Fishing company. 
If you want a great charter contact Upper Keys Sportfishing at 305-509-7745. Our motto is
 "we put you on big fish with fly, light or conventional tackle"



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