Besides sailfish, we had a few weeks of some very good action on big kingfish. That slowed down a bit, but we did catch some nice kings between 15 and 35 pound this week. There have also been some blackfin tunas showing up and the tunas we caught have been on the large side averaging from 30 to 36 pounds. Besides the tunas and kingfish, there have also been dorado and bonitas on the edge.
This the time of year that the late afternoon bite is usually the best. I offer a lot of trips where we start at noon (or later) and fish until dark. You seem to have a better chance at sailfish, big kingfish and definitely more blackfin tunas. We are also getting into the time of year where the dorado will move into the Gulfstream and soon we will be hunting for schools of them in the Stream. This will also coincide with doing a few daytime drops for swordfish. Some guys have been doing a few day drops and have caught some nice swordfish in the past few weeks. Now is also the time to start thinking about trips to the islands. The Bahamas will offer a lot of opportunities for the next few months including, yellowfin tunas, snappers and groupers as well as marlin and dorados.
As you can see the opportunities exist, itís just a matter of picking the species you want to target. Give me a call and letís set up that trip now!
Capt. Dean Panos