red-fishMild conditions return after what may be the coldest couple weeks of the winter season so far. Fishing continues to be good all across the board, with some days slower than others, depending on the species you target.

The backcountry continues to give anglers lots of options, depending on the weather. However, the thrill of landing a sailfish continues to lure anglers offshore who are finding much more than sailfish at the end of there lines this past week.

Captain Jon Reynolds and his crew aboard the Drop Back out of the Post Card Inn at Holiday Isle Marina in Islamorada has had a busy week full of happy clients. He put them on several sailfish, along with blackfin tunas, bonitos, and a few kingfish while fishing the reef edge.

Live baits like ballahoo and cigar minnows slow trolled off the edge in 115-200 feet around weed lines