Papa's Pilar Rum Fishing Report (12/17/21)


Wahoo

Photo: RJ Boyle

Wahoo Fishing is Off the Chain!

Pictured here from left to right is Jeff Aderman, Eric Finkelstein and Scott Sansone with three wahoo caught on a 1/2 day trip earlier this week aboard the “Lisa B”. It is so awesome just to catch one wahoo on a trip but the land three is almost unheard of. There are lots off small blackfin tuna around and wahoo absolutely love to eat them. When you are fishing for these wahoo keep a sharp eye out for anything on the surface flickering such as live bait or floating debris even inside of 300 feet of water. Multiple wahoo encounters have been had anywhere from 75 feet of water out to 500 feet of water around these bait schools. The best of the wahoo bite has been trolling planers at nine knots and fishing with bonita strips. If you do not see anything floating to fish to try hitting the wrecks as there are multiple excellent submerged wrecks right outside of Hillsboro Inlet. As for the best time to catch wahoo I would say early morning first or when you have the beginning of an outgoing tide.

The swordfish bite this week was decent with the hook up to land percentage being about 50%. Most boats averaged 1 to 2 bites per trip. The current has been light which really helps if you are just learning how to swordfish. This weekend is going to be rough well offshore so please if you are going to brave the conditions make sure somebody on land knows when to expect you back. Always think safety first.

With the beginning of this strong northeast wind pattern we have seen mullet schools in the back canals over the last several days. These mullet will get the Jack Cravelle, tarpon and snook fired up for those who want to fish in the back canals and intracoastal waterway. The inlets are going to be on fire for fishing this weekend but please be careful on the outgoing tide.

-RJ Boyle rjboylestudio.com


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