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Papa's Pilar Rum Fishing Report (2/12/21)

Captain Ray Rosher | The Miss Britt, Coconut Grove

We have been fishing a sailfish tournament in Palm Beach the last couple of days. Four fish is winning the tournament over the two days. Most of the fish have been caught between 100 and 150 feet of water. In Miami our charter boats have been catching a mixture of snappers king fish Bonitos and the occasional sail or Wahoo. It looks like we have a calm weekend coming up hopefully the fishing will get better. Also a few swordfish are biting off shore.

RJ Boyle | Lighthouse Point

Snappers and Swordfish - Pictured here is Cassandra Bliss and Cody Bandura with one of the snappers caught on a trip earlier this week.

This is the vermilion snapper that we catch outside Hillsboro inlet in depths from 180-350 feet of water. As I have said recently this is really a fish that you can target at this transitional fishing time. We have been trolling recently without much success. Kingfish, dolphin and wahoo catches have slowed a bit so this snapper fishing really gives us the opportunity to put some meat in the box for our charters. We have been catching roughly a dozen of these fish per trip without putting in much time. They sure are great eating!

Lots of our trips over the last week have been focused on swordfish. We have caught several nice swords up to 125lbs. Ryan Williams pictured here caught his first swordfish ever.

He sure was amazed to see how much meat you actually get off a swordfish of this size. We always suggest eating some fresh fish and then whatever is left you should freeze or give away to friends and neighbors. Swordfish runs around $20 per pound in the supermarket. It sure is nice to share such a wonderful eating fish.

Call us with any questions on the fishing!

-RJ Boyle

Captain Jimbo Thomas | The Thomas Flyer, Miami

There have been a few more sailfish caught this week but it's been generally slow, also a few kingfish and bonita mixed in fishing live baits in 80-200 feet of water, deep dropping for swordfish should be good with the favorable weather conditions, tarpon are also showing up in and around the inlets eating live shrimp and some snook in the same areas.

Friday update: This afternoon the sailfish bite was better than it's been for three weeks and there were some kingfish up to 30lbs from Government Cut south to Triumph Reef.

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