We have also had some great days fishing on the edge. One particular day comes to mind. I was fishing with a good client Donald and his two young sons. The weather was nice and we were catching some kingfish and bonitas which kept everyone busy. We then got a tripleheader, but not sailfish. The first part of the tripleheader was a 30 pound blackfin tuna on the kite, then a 25 pound kingfish on the deep line, and a 30 pound wahoo on one of the flatline. All this and all at the same time. Lucky it was a triple, because we only had Donald and his two sons. The boys did a great job with the wahoo and king and Donald finished it with the tuna. I have never had a king, wahoo and tuna at the same time so now we are calling this the Miami Fantasy Slam. We the finished off the day by catching a 65 pound sailfish and calling it a day. What a way to spend some quality time with your kids!
.We have also done another evening tarpon trip and did well releasing 4 out 5 tarpon and all the tarpon were between 60 and 100 pounds. Going back to the edge, it seems that spring may be showing up very soon as there have been a few big kingfish on the reef as well as some cobias, a few tunas and some mahis. Spring is when we get this kind of variety and is my favorite time to fish, so hopefully weíll have a great spring season. I havenít done any swordfishing since my last report, and I rally havenít heard that much about either the day or night sword bite. We are scheduled to go night sword fishing this week, but the wind may cause us to rethink that and go tarpon fishing instead.
Spring is near and now is the time to book your trips for April and May. I am also pretty confident that I will be in Venice Louisiana from mid June through July. I still need to get a few more clients booked, so if you are interested in fishing that great fishery, please give me a call.
Here is a YouTube link to a sailfish video on the Double D
Capt. Dean Panos