The sailfishing right now is awesome but you do have to have the right conditions. A northern type wind with blue water and north current is the best. Lately the current has been on the slow side but still north and the water has been a little bit dirty, but there are still fish around. On the other hand there are going to be days when the wind and water are not favorable, and then catching one or two sails might be a challenge. The good news is that we have caught a sailfish on every one of our trips for probably a month or longer.
Besides sailfish, there have been a few dolphin around, but not in any big numbers. I expect that to change next month as we are going to start to see some bigger dolphin in the kite spread. Kings have also been hit or miss. There has been some good bottom fishing for groupers and snappers. Those fish tend to like the same conditions that the sailfish like with north current and blue water and we tend to be sailfishing during those conditions.
There has not been a lot heard on swordfishing either day or night. Most people have stayed on the edge to capitalize on the sailfish bite. I do have some sword trips booked for next month and February is usually a very good month for swordfish.
I have some dates open this month, including this weekend (should be great sailfish conditions after a cold front with north wind). I also have some open dates in February, so give me a call and letís catch some fish.
Capt. Dean Panos