Pictured above is the Cook charter with a beautiful swordfish caught earlier this week. There are two consistent catches right now offshore, Swordfish and seaweed. Mixed in to the swordfish catch were eight nice mahi-mahi. The current was especially strong as we were somewhat lucky hooking this fish with lots of line out. In the summertime historically we see the most current off our coast. During the winter time we get north east winds which hold back the gulf stream and cause a slower current and easier fishing for swords in the deep water. This charter was from California and traveled here to home their swordfish skills. They went home with technique and plenty of fish.
The nearest shore fishing was quite slow this week with a an occasional kingfish, blackfin tuna and sailfish. The weather continues to look good for the weekend but be sure to check the radar for storms and or give us a call at the store and we will give you an up to the minute fishing report.
- RJ Boyle rjboylestudio.com
Offshore Mahi are still hit or miss anywhere from 300-1200ft around scattered sargasum and floaters, some bird activity but mostly the fish are just cruising through the grass so a tuna tower is a huge asset a little closer along the edge in 100-200ft some kingfish on both live baits and on the troll, the nighttime snapper bite is still going on for mangroves muttons and yellowtail in 40-80ft on cut baits on the bottom.
- Captain Jimbo Thomas, Thomas Flyer, Miami