December 31 2022 – Things are typically busy in the last week of December for the deep sea fishing charters out of Key West. Lots of folks are in town to get out of the cold and enjoy a Christmas in paradise. This year was no different and what a great week it was. We especially like it when Christmas week comes with a Mahi Mahi Surprise for the people who fish with us on board the InXS.
The Gulf Stream is Just South of Key West and like a snake it meanders in and out. This week we got into the stream just 8 miles off the reef line of Key West and the deep sea fishing was spectacular. On this particular day we were scheduled for a 4 hour trip. Typically we will stay a little closer to the reef for the sure bet and time line. However we felt that the best fishing was in a bout 600 ft of water. The trolling conditions were perfect with 1-2 ft seas and light winds out of the South East. So off we went. We found some amazing blue water and flying fish were everywhere.
Adjusting our spread we decided to go naturals. Trolling all rigged natural ballyhoo. We mixed it up a little with a Iland witch pink and a Iland Seastar blue with a few naked ballyhoo in the mix. We hit pay dirt. For the next 2 hours we were picking off some really nice sized mahi mahi for our folks and they wound up putting one of them on the wall with our taxidermy. I cannot say which was a favorite. I am pretty sure they all got eaten. It was a huge bit of fun for sure with double hook ups and some great drag burning.
The South Easterly winds in December can be the key to mahi mahi fishing. Typically mahi mahi are a Late spring and early summer species here in Key West. During the cooler months our mahi fishing can be accelerated by a South Easterly wind and a close Gulf Stream
Charter Fishing Key West
Our deep sea fishing charter boat is a 47ft Viking called the InXS. We offer 4, 6, and 8 hour deep sea fishing charters out of Key West at the beautiful Oceans Edge Marina. We are always tournament rigged and ready for your day on the water.
Dual air conditioners to keep you cool during a Hot Bite and one of the fastest deep sea fishing boats in Key West
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