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Islamorada Fishing Report for August 2014 by Captain Greg Eklund

Mid August 2014

Charter fishing off Islamorada here in the Florida Keys has continued to please our visiting anglers of late.

The Mahi bite has continued strong with lots of fish in the 5 to 15 lbs range and a few between 20 and 40 lbs. The fish have been using the deeper ledges between 750 and 1500 ft and taking advantage of the large amounts of bait in the offshore weed lines and current edges. The Blackfin Tunas have also been aggregating over and around the area’s underwater humps. Both trolling and live bait fishing have produced some tunas in the 8 to 25 lb range. The swordfish bite has bettered over the last week as the waning moon gets closer to the dark phase. Fishing for the Swordfish can require some patience but the sight of a Broadbill Swordfish jumping and then alongside the boat during the daytime hours is worth the wait. Further inshore along the edge of the reef our half day trips have been producing a lot of Yellowtail and Mutton Snappers. Several areas are also holding some King Macks and Bull Sharks too. We look forward to the opportunity to get you out on the water to do some first class fishing during your visit to Islamorada. IF you would like some help planning your trip or need to book some days fishing please contact me by email at or call (305) 360-7476. You can also follow us on Instagram @gregeklund or visit our website at

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