That’s Right Report


The week could not have gone any better!! The weather down here has been incredible with lots of sunshine and calm seas. Over the last week “That’s Right” spent plenty of time on the water as we had pretty good fishing all week long.  The King mackerals have been snapping and there sure have been some real nice ones lately.  We caught several Smoker Kings with the biggest of the week being 40 pounds caught by Gary McQuitty.  And his daughter caught a MONSTER Black Grouper pushing an easy 40 pounds, which was released alive and well.  We also had some good Mutton bites out in 140 feet of water and pulled on some more Kings.

The shallower reef edge was alive all week and 50 to 80 feet was the ticket. Plenty of nice Flag Yellowtails as well as the smaller variety, which was a great time on 10lb test.  However, we lost our share to the rocks below.  The guys fishing the bottom found plenty of action with Mangroves in the 4 pound class and some nice schoolie Muttons all on cigar minnows and sardines.  The chicken rigs worked wonders on the Porgies and Hog snappers; they just love the live shrimp.  We even managed to catch a Cobia or two while anchored up which is always a nice bounce.  The Gotchas are still producing plenty of Ceros and some Spanish Mackerels.  Over-all the week produced some real quality days with some very nice catches, we all left happy and full!!

Captain John Oughton

Video above – Nice 15lb mutton snapper (pic below)



Pretty Work Report

We managed to have great weather all week long here in Islamorada. On board the “Pretty Work” we had a very good week for the kings with a mixed bag of fish everywhere from 10 to 40 pounds all caught on live cigar minnows. On Wednesday and Thursday Captain Clyde climbed up in the tower to run around in the shallow waters searching for Cobias and we caught plenty.  There were a lot of small fish but it was still a good fight. On Saturday I took out the “Pretty Work” and focused primarily on sailfishing.  We started our day working around the Eagle Wreck catching one nice king but no sail bites.  By 11 am we decided to move in and chase some bait showers around. Once up in the shallow water we did see two sailfish neither of which we would eat.  With only an hour left of our day we moved offshore of the lighthouse and raised another fish but then he shortly faded away. Captain Clyde was in the back country with Peter and Maggie Karmen from right here in Islamorada and reported an excellent day of Trout and Pompano as well as 100 Reds with 30 being on fly!!

Back at it tomorrow,

Captain Joe Bonvetti



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