RJ Boyle | Lighthouse Point
Day on day off!
Pictured here is the catch from local charter boat “Ring Master” captained by John Caselli. The William Fokas crew stayed busy reeling in fish. The fishing right now is so crazy! One day the fish bite like mad dogs and the next day you can’t buy a bite. What we do see that makes us happy is bonito which are the fish pictured here on the rack. We have not seen these fish in several months. It is normal to catch one or two on a trip but not a dozen. Most big game pelagic fish love to eat bonito so the fact that we are starting to see them is good. Several of the charter boats did catch some nice mahi-mahi this week and a few blackfin tuna. As I’m writing this I just got a phone call from Capt. John Caselli and he said he has 2 wahoo, a sailfish and a dozen Bonito in the box. The spring bite might be here so you better go check it out this weekend.
Swordfishing has actually picked up this week thanks to a little break in the weather. Most people this week we’re averaging 2 to 3 bites per trip which is average for South Florida on a daytime sword trip.
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Captain Jimbo Thomas | Thomas Flyer, Miami
In the last few days there has been a rip and light weedline from miami beach south in the 600-800 ft range with some mahi on it, the bulk of the fish have been on the small side with a few larger fish up to 20lbs mixed in, along the edge of the gulf stream we haven't been seeing much north current but if the stream moves in close the fishing should improve otherwise a few kingfish occasional sailfish on live baits under the kite and if you can fish late in the day up to sunset there is a good chance at blackfin tuna
Captain Ray Rosher | Miss Britt
Sailfish conditions backed off a little bit the last few days but it sounds like the weekend might get better. We have been fishing for bottom fish and king fish mostly. One bright spot is that a few mahi have shown up offshore in 300 to 600 feet of water. There has been a nice weed line and rip. Half the Fish are undersized but at least it’s good action..