Welcome to 2018!

Our last trip was well, just different. Some great bites and some bites that made me wonder if I had ever done this before. I have no idea how to explain it. However when the dust settled we managed the the white box box and about half of the Icey Tek on the stern. Here is a link from a customer. Please click here.  I have to say we are seeing plenty of fish in the Tortugas this year, certainly more than last year. Great to see and it looks like a great winter for catching.

Lastly I have added a new trip. After the success of the new techniques were using it only make sense we try in in the Tortugas.

Introducing Tortugas Drifting and Dreaming!

Always improving where and how we fish, Yankee Capts is excited to introduce an all-new trip. Focusing on the rich waters of the world famous Dry Tortugas, Drifting & Dreaming will consist of both bait and jig fishing while drifting over the area’s fertile reefs rather than anchoring. Target species will remain prized mutton and yellowtail snapper, various grouper and king mackerel. Drifting rather than anchoring will allow the captain to fish areas previously off limits.

Drifting & Dreaming trips are strictly limited to 22 anglers at only $550 p/p+tax. Expect to fish areas of the Gulf of Mexico where anglers are permitted to harvest grouper, except gag grouper, which must be released. Expect average depths in the 100+ ft. range with near vertical presentations. The successful techniques we’ve been employing out at Halfway Ledge will be used during these exciting trips as well.


If you have been on a Halfway Ledge or Pulley trip you know how well this technique works. If I were to guess the guys who fish the flat fall jigs are going to do very well.

For the next couple of weeks all will be quiet in Key West. Next trip will be January 19th. The wheelhouse is taking a break and going to recharge the batteries.

Thanks for looking. Happy New Year!