With a change in the weather comes much better fishing. It’s amazing what a 1-3 degree change in the ambient weather and in the water temperature can do for the fishing overall. The cooler morning temperatures have put the fish in a better mood. The best bet still remains mahi fishing. We have had several trips since my last report and we were able to get on the fish on all of the trips. The only downside has been the shifting winds. What I mean by this is that on one day you will run 10 miles to find the weed lines and fish. The next day you will have to run 20 miles, but once you find the weed lines it won’t take long until you’re rewarded.
Another fish that has shown up in good numbers have been the kingfish. Although not huge in size there have been plenty of them around. Limiting out would not be difficult if you put your time in. Your best bet would be to work the 100-200 section of reef. Tarpon fishing continues to remain slow. The only thing right now that can really spark the tarpon bite is if you are lucky enough to find a school of mullet. With the fall mullet run occurring you would be wise to take a look up and down the beach once you come out the inlet. If the mullet are there they will be easy to spot and so will the tarpon, sharks, jacks and every other predator that loves to eat mullet.
The sailfish bite is improving by the day. We have caught several since our last report and just a couple of days ago had a double header on a half day trip. The sail bite will only continue to improve as we move closer to winter. If you really want catch a sailfish dedicate yourself to staying in on the reef and turn off your VHF so you’re not tempted to run offshore and get in on the good mahi bite we have going on right now. In addition to all this action we have also been taking advantage of bonito and amberjack. The amberjack have put a serious bend in the rods as of late. The fish have been weighing anywhere from 10-50 pounds.
Well that is it for now. If you want to get in on some of the great action going on give me a call and let’s set up a date to go bend some rods.
Until next time, Best of Luck…
Lucky Fishing Charters, Capt. Gil Gutierrez