Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Hey everyone! It's Captain Drew here again with another very, juicy Islamorada fishing report. The weather and fishing both seem to be following suit with one another this time of year. Although we've been battling lots of rain and wind, the fish are cooperating when it's suitable to get out on the water. There have been tons of finger mullet and pilchards around which have brought in with them huge numbers of snook and tarpon. Small tarpon happen to be one of my favorites to target because they...

Monday, September 2, 2019

Hey Everybody! It's Captain Drew Nobregas aka Fishy Business with a saucy Islamorada Fishing Report! I have been on the water just about every day chasing a plethora of species and its safe to say there is still some truly great fishing going on as we make our way closer to the Fall. 

Captain Rich Burson and I had a group trip with some repeat clients of ours this week. Captain Rich went after bonefish, tarpon, and permit, while I targeted the snook, tripletail, and redfish in Flamingo. Captain R...

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Hey everybody! This is Captain Drew Nobregas aka Fishy Business with a very, juicy, Islamorada Fishing Report I can't wait to unveil! Lets start with the offshore fishing on the Atlantic side of the island.

The mahi bite has still been going strong with several fish in the 5-10lb range being caught, as well as a handful of really big ones we like to call "Slammers" in the 20lb class and above. Most fish are cruising around what we like to call the Humps where debris and birds like to stack up. Ca...

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Hey everyone, welcome to another juicy report with yours truly! I am overjoyed to express how amazing the mangrove and yellowtail snapper bite has been on the reef! it has been an all out blitz with non-stop action the whole family can enjoy! This is the perfect time of year while the kids are out of school to take a vacation to the Florida Keys, and book a fishing charter for an epic time you will never forget. Most all of the families that I fish take their fresh catch over to Lazy Days for so...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

I can't express to you how exciting of a year June can be for tarpon. We're just starting to get in that phase where the fish tend to be smaller and have more willingness to eat an artificial. Common size tarpon around now are anywhere from 10-80 pounds and seem to be much more acrobatic than those 100+lb bruisers that just wear you down to your core after fighting them.

There's nothing like sneaking up on a pod of happy tarpon willing to explode on a surface lure, but accuracy is everything at t...

Monday, May 6, 2019

Anyone who has fished with me knows my love for snook. Especially a jumbo! Very few fish are to admire as much as a snook. These bass-like creatures are also referred to as linesiders in Florida or robalo in the Central and South American countries. Known for their blistering runs, viscous topwater headshakes, or aggression to devour a soft plastic lure or plug can have an angler hooked on the first thump. I love them so much I don't keep them, although from 28-32 inches they're legal to keep!.....

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

What's goin' on Fishy People! Captain Drew here again, with yet another, juicy, fishing report!

The speckled Seatrout bite has stayed RED HOT for several weeks now. Ever since the water started warming up, we've consistently seen fish from the 15-25 inch range with some fish EVEN BIGGER! A fish over 20 inches is considered a gator trout and there has been plenty of those big girls lurking around as well! In between it's nice to see that no cast is a dull one with all the catfish tugging, lady fis...

Thursday, April 4, 2019

in the last several weeks, as long as the weather has been cooperative the tarpon have followed suit. People wonder why we chase these magnificent beasts... It is because they are so elusive but attainable. A cat and mouse game that keeps you scratching your head in disbelief, or a humbling experience filled with admiration for a fish with such power. As long as you're willing to be flexible due to the limited times that they like to feed, I can put you on the silver king of your dreams.

When boo...

Sunday, February 10, 2019

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What an incredible winter it has been thus far! I absolutely love this transitional phase from winter to spring where anything is possible. With the correct wind and tides, I have had a few banner days this month where we've caught just about everything that swims in the backcountry. Typically I'm starting the morning off by leaving the dock of the Worldwide Sportsman around 7am in search of reds, snook, trout, black drum, or tarpon. Then, depending on how that goes, I sometimes get an itch to s...

Friday, January 25, 2019

Happy friday fish fans! It has been a bit windy here in Islamorada the past week, but that hasn't kept me stuck at the dock! With a big influx in snow birds looking to go fishing in the less than favorable conditions, the fishing guides of the Florida Keys need to know how to find fish in even the worst conditions, and with my 22 Pathfinder Tournament bayboat, there's always an option of where to go even when it's blowing. 

Conditions the last several days have been 20-30mph winds in a westerly d...

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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Over the last 4 days I've been crushing the snook and redfish! Not only that, but the trout are really starting to pack on their spring time weight as well. I haven't been catching huge numbers of trout, but the ones coming boat-side have been lunkers! This would be the perfect time of year to bring the family down to Islamorada and get on constant action. One day we must've caught 40 snook and over 100 redfish! I don't know the exact numbers because we lost count early on in the morning.

Dependi...

Thursday, January 3, 2019

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Happy Holidays fishy people! I hope everyone enjoyed a serving or 10 of tasty food and post-season football! While life up north is consumed with a harsh winter of shoveling snow and defrosting car windows, the Florida Keys has been nothing but blue skies and fair weather in the backcountry the last several weeks. Most days I've been spending my time fishing for Spanish Mackerel, Snappers, Cobias, Sharks, and Goliath Groupers. This is a unique fishery we have during this time of year as a whole...

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Heyyy Fishy People! It's time for another VERY juicy fishing report from Islamorada! As we settle into this cooler weather the tarpon have moved out, but massive schools of redfish, snook, black drum, and trout have moved in. I have never seen so many juvenile snook and redfish in my 20+ years of fishing the everglades! It's so exciting to see the back country come alive during this time of the year. 

I've been getting out around 2-3 times a week and fishing has been so good we've lost count of h...

Sunday, August 12, 2018

As we settle into the heat of summer time and lobster season, many people forget about the amazing snapper spawn and back country fishing Islamorada has to offer. What I love most about the summer is that in the morning we're chasing large numbers of snook, redfish, and tarpon in the back country, then have the ability to change gears and go on a dinner hunt for tasty lobsters and snappers in the afternoon. My 22 foot pathfinder bay boat allows me the ability to fish comfortably just about every...

Monday, August 14, 2017

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Hey Fishy people! Captain Drew here ready to give you the scoop on the fishing down in sunny Islamorada! The weather has been great with just enough wind to stir things up and make us stealthy to the fish, but not too windy to blow us off the water. Last week we had the full moon to go along with lobster season so that made it tough for the tarpon fishermen. However, the snook and trout are showing back up in very good numbers and some good ones too! There have been solid bait pods along the bea...

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