Yellowtail Snapper Fishing Reports

Fishing reports from Marathon, Florida, Late September 2022

Fishing report from Joel B. in Marathon, Florida.

    Sept and Oct are great months in the Florida Keys for mahi, tuna, billfish, wahoo, yellowtail, mangrove, mutton, grouper, permit, snook, redfish, AJ, yellow jack, deep dropping, trolling, chum a lot when anchored.

Fishing report from Maurice Y. in Key Largo, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Maurice here.

    With the weather cooperating, calm seas have afforded most of us to run offshore to target swordfish, blackfin tunas, and Mahi-mahi. We are still getting many Mahi Mahi biting in between 600-1,000 feet of water. It used to be that Mahi Mahi season peaked in Spring / Summer months but as of recently, the larger Mahi have been biting great into September. Now that the full moon is waning there have been an ideal scene for inshore fishing, reef, wreck, and Cubera Snapper fishing at night. The Yellowtail / Mangrove snapper bite has been consistent on the reefs between 45- 90 feet of water as long as the current is flowing. The smaller football Blackfin tuna are also showing up in 150 - 300' of water following the early fall bait run that has appeared with ballyhoo, finger mullets, and pilchards, thick on the outer reefs with plenty of hungry pelagics on the prowl! They all can be caught drift fishing live bait or trolling small feathers rigs. If you’re looking to get out on the water for a great time fishing or just need information / tips, please feel free to book or contact me or any of our great charter captains located here in the Florida Keys. We are all willing to help & truly love to share our knowledge of this amazing Keys fishery. Until the next fishing report, tight lines & bent rods!

Fishing report from Don R. in Islamorada, Florida.

    Today we caught large yellowtail snappers. Earlier this week blackfin tuna was easy, also a few dolphin offshore!

Fishing report from Taco P. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    July fishing off the coast of fort Lauderdale had it’s ups and it’s downs butt all in all it was a good month for catching. We had a real hard time fishing due to all the sea weed in the ocean. This was one of the toughest months we have had in a long time trying to fish and trying our best to keep the seaweed off our baits. But at the end of the month looking back while yep the seaweed was a real pain the fishing was actually pretty good. The tunas were biting well all month along with a few Wahoo’s. One new thing we tried just to get around the sea weed was anchoring up in front of a ship wreck and WOW it paid off for us with some great bottom fishing along with a couple of sailfish. Also found a Cuban raft floating! Coast Guard had marked it so they must have gotten everyone off? So the sea weed actually helped and made us think out side of the box and went back to basics and fished like we did way back when.

Fishing report from Alex H. in Key West, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Alex here.

    The tarpon have been starting to be a little harder to find but we've still been getting on them. Yellowjacks and snappers have been on the menu for lunch!

Fishing report from Eric C. in Jupiter, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Eric here.

Fishing report from Alex M. in Key Largo, Florida.

Fishing report from Don R. in Islamorada, Florida.

Fishing report from Larry W. in Islamorada, Florida.

Fishing report from Anthony A. in Key Largo, Florida.

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