Flat Seas Hot Fishing
Report Date: June 27, 2019
So far this summer is extremely hot and so is the fishing.
The past two months fishing has been very good, depending on the fish we have been targeting. We have fished for mahi,snapper,tuna,kingfish and swordfish.
The mahi bite right now is excellent. We have been catching as many mahi as you want. With that said, half of the mahi we have caught have been too small to keep. Mahi are one of the fastest growing fish in the ocean and will probably be of keeper size (20” fork length) in just a few weeks. We had the same fishing conditions for mahi as we did last year and we ended up catching plenty of legal size mahi from July thru October. We ave also managed to catch a few wahoo while fishing for mahi. Wahoo are usually found deeper under floating debris and large weed patches offshore. We will troll a bait down deep with a deep diving planer to get the baits down where the wahoo are located.
The swordfish bite has picked up the past week. The bite did slow down the past month with only a few swordfish being caught. We have had a few swordfish trips and managed to catch a nice 225lb swordfish for my clients Will and Jane. They have tried on their own about dozen times to catch a swordfish and were not successful. It took us two trips before we finally get their first swordfish. I have never seen someone so excited to catch their first swordfish. They were very patient and never gave up their quest to catch a swordfish.
One of my favorite fish to catch is yellowtail snapper. Not only are they great to eat, they are fun to catch. We will anchor the boat and chum the water to get the yellowtail snapper fired up. We will free line baits behind the bait and wait for the line to zip off the reel. When that happens you just crank the reel handle to close the bail and watch the rod bend and fish on! We had a great trip this month and managed to catch our limit of nice yellowtail snapper. And the good thing is you can catch yellowtail snapper year round.
Summer is here so that usually means flat calm seas. That makes fishing very comfortable, whether offshore fishing for mahi and swordfish or anchored up shallow over the reef targeting snapper and grouper. The first two weeks of July are booked but have the rest of July and most of August open so far. Give me a call,text or send me an email to book a trip.
Catch Em Up!
Capt. Mike Busse