April 2012 The anticipation mounts as we get closer and closer to the annual “running of the bulls”. Slammer dolphin will show up any day now and begin pushing through our waters for their annual spring migration. This event always takes place at the end of April; sooner if the weather is warm (which it has been this year). This year promises to be a good one as the weather has been favorable throughout the winter. I’m hoping for a season of extra large slammers! The dolphin grow to size in 3 months, and can reach as many as 35 pounds in 12 months. As long as the growing conditions are good, it does not take long to produce the quality of fish we have been waiting for. As for the tuna, they have just shown back up in force. The spring runs of larger 15-30 pound fish are now present on the Islamorada hump along with the usual hordes of amberjacks. The tuna will remain strong now through the summer into October. The amberjacks are spawning right now so they are readily available all month long and into May. Giant Sharks are also on the humps right now. If you dream of catching an 800-1200lb sea monster, we can do it. On the lighter side, the yellowtail snapper are swarming on the reef edge for their breeding season too. We can target them on any trip either before we head offshore or after we are finished up with the day. I am also offering dedicated half day yellowtail snapper trips. If you desire a tarpon, we can do that too! The season we have been waiting for is here.