Snapper Sails And Swords.

Report Date: November 12, 2016

Finally the wind has stopped blowing! For the past month the wind
has been blowing 15-30mph that makes the fishing very uncomfortable.
with that said there have been some days where with wind laid down
and recently there has been very little wind. Don't get me wrong we
catch plenty of fish on windy days, but like said it makes for a bumpy
ride.

On the days where the wind was blowing there has been a great
sailfish bite. Since my last report we have done 4 sailfish trips and
caught sailfish on every trip. One trip we caught 8 sailfish in one day.
Along with the sailfish we have caught small kingfish and a few mahi.
The more cold fronts we get pushing down to South Florida the more
sailfish we should see.

The swordfish bite has finally turned on recently. We have not been
able to venture out to the gulfstream due to the wind, but did manage
to get to the swordfish grounds a few times this week since the winds
have calmed down. We had 2 trips and managed to catch swords on
both trips. One sword was an inch too short to keep while the other
swordfish was definitely a keeper at around 100lbs.

One of my favorite types of fishing to do is night time yellowtail
fishing. We had one trip booked this past Wednesday with a group
down from Chicago. The seas were 1ft and that made the fishing
experience very comfortable. To catch yellowtail snapper you have
to anchor and chum fairly heavy. There is also a technique used in
order to catch yellowtail. Your bait needs to be deployed at the same
pace as the chum. Yellowtail snapper are very smart and have a
tendency not to eat your hooked bait if it is either moving too slow
or too fast. Our group mastered this technique very quickly. They
ended up catching 30 yellowtail snapper up to 2 1/2 lbs. They also
caught a 5lb mutton snapper and a kingfish. We had one person
who strictly wanted to catch grouper. We rigged him up to fish the
bottom. He ended up catching 10 grouper. Unfortunately they we all
too small to keep, but he had a blast catching them as they put up
a great fight.

Sailfish season is here early this year. From now until the end of March
is prime time to catch sailfish. We also catch mahi, kingfish and wahoo
while fishing for sailfish, so you never know what you can catch. That
is the beauty of fishing in South Florida.

I am already half booked for December and have a few days in November
open. So please call or send me an email to book your trip. I love to fish
and will always do my very best to put you on the fish.

Catch Em Up!
Capt. Mike




 

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