Key West Offshore Fishing Report December 2011

Key West Offshore Wreck and Reef Fishing

Yummy Mutton

Here at Dream Catcher Charters we have had some awesome trips offshore taking advantage of a strong bite and the last few months of Grouper season. Great times with bag limits of grouper and snapper well within reach of any angler. Size depends on how far West you would like to go.

We were about 40 miles out when we did real well a few days ago, before the front. Jigging for Grouper paid off in dividends with my anglers aboard my 32 ft Yellowfin “Intense” powered by twin Mercury 300 Verados. We had a wonderful day that the people were awesome too. A four person limit of black and Red Groupers 26″ and up to 32″. Mutton snappers around 9 lbs and largest was 12. Some nice yellowtail snappers up to 2 lbs and followed up by 4 and 5 lb mangrove snappers. A great day, a fun day. 

Daiwa Reels

DogFight Saltiga Reels Lion Tamer...

Catching these fish was relatively easy. jigging, and some live bait on spinning rods. We use the Daiwa Saltiga spinning reels for this, they call them the “Dog Fight” for a reason. This reel is amazing with the ability to jam 66 lbs of drag on a fish. More load than any human could hold on to a rod with. Groupers don’t stand a chance, they are done as soon as they eat.. Free trip to the surface…..

Days like that should continue through December. The close of Grouper season comes on January 1st for the Atlantic basin. Book a trip to go out and get some of these tasty fish. We will show you a great time. Call 1-305-292-7212 Tell my office about this fishing report and we will give you a free Dream Catcher Charters t-shirt with your charter..

About Capt. Steven Lamp
Dr Catcher Is - Capt. Steven Lamp - Owner of Dream Catcher Charters is a veteran Key West fishing guide for flats fishing, deep sea fishing, wrecks and reef fishing, and fly fishing. An expert waterman and licensed captain since 1986. A Veteran of the United States Coast Guard Heavy Weather Search and Rescue, I.G.F.A. Certified Captain and Standing regional board member of The Florida Fishing Guides Association