Late Winter Action
Report Date: March 19, 2017
Since my last report the fishing for sailfish and blackfin tuna has definitely picked up. We have had a few cold fronts move thru that has turned on the sailfish bite. We have managed a few sailfish on every trip. The best day we caught 6 sailfish out of 10 bites. Along with the sailfish we are catching a few blackfin tuna on every trip. The tuna are averaging about 10 to 12 pounds. As spring approaches the blackfin tuna will get more abundant and bigger.
Most of our clients this time of year are wanting to catch sailfish, so I have not been targeting any other fish besides sailfish. Most fish this time of year are usually caught kite fishing for sailfish. We have also caught a few kingfish and a few mahi (dolphin) while fishing for sailfish. I have heard of a few yellowfin tuna being caught while kite fishing. We usually see a few yellowfin tuna come thru our waters this time of year. We have not been lucky enough yet to have them come thru our spread, but you never know day to day.
I have also heard the daytime swordfish bite has stayed relatively good. I have not had any charters lately targeting swordfish, but I do plan on going next week to do a few drops to see if we can get tight on a swordfish.
Spring starts March 20th. For the next four to five months the fishing in South Florida is at its best!
From the variety of fish to the size is always much better in the spring and summer. So if your bucket list includes anything from a sailfish to a swordfish, we will try and help you scratch that off your bucket list.
Give me a call or send me an email so we can get you booked up and hooked up!
Catch Em Up
Capt. Mike Busse