Summer Time Fishing

Report Date: July 26, 2016

Summer time brings a lot of variety and options for fishing. Lets start with the
mahi bite. Last year this time the mahi bite was the best I have seen in a long time
This year so far has been one of the slowest years for mahi fishing. Just when you
think the mahi bite will turn on it doesn't. The mahi bite has been hit or miss.
We have seen large schools of mahis but they are on the small side. They must be
minimum 20" to the fork to keep. I still do think we will run into an early fall run of
keeper mahis. Don't get me wrong we have caught mahi, just not in the numbers
we did last year.

With the mahi bite being slow we have changed on focus on other species. We have
done a few daytime swordfish trips as well as deep dropping for rosefish and blueline
tilefish. We had one swordfish trip where we didn't get a bite, but the other trips we
either had bites or caught swordfish. The biggest swordfish being around 150lbs.
The rosefish bite has been very good. Rosefish are caught on the bottom in water
from 750ft to 850ft. They are excellent eating and there are no limits on how many
you can keep.

We have only had a few trips on the edge. The edge we have caught a few sailfish
a few kingfish, bonitas and some small blackfin tunas. We will usually come in and
fish the edge if the offshore mahi bite is not producing.

Summer is still in full swing and the variety of fish we can catch here in South Florida
is incredible. I still have some openings next month so give me a call.

Catch Em Up
Capt Mike Busse

 

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