I expect the sailfishing to turn back on very soon and probably within a day or two as I have already heard of reports of north current farther south which means it should travel up here very soon. We are also expecting more wind in the next few days which will spark the bite back up. Sailfishing is usually very good all the way through the end of May and we are also getting into my favorite time of the year which is spring. The next few months we should see an increase in the size and number of kingfish and mahis on the edge. We should also start seeing a lot more and bigger blackfin tuna. Cobias will also make there way towards the edge. Spring is definitely all about variety and usually non stop action.
We also did a day/night sword combo trip this past week and had great results. It stared slow but quickly heated up. Towards the end of the day we caught a 220 pound swordfish. Immediately after catching that one we sent another bait back down and within 30 seconds got tight another one at about 250 pounds. By then it was time to run and set up our night drift. After a little while we hooked up to a small swordfish on our shallow tip rod but did not get him. We next caught a shark on our deep tip rod. As we were starting to reel everything in, we got tight again and caught a smaller sword which we released. It was a great trip with great action, great people and great weather. I love it when it all works out!
April and May are my favorite months for fishing here in South Florida and I still have plenty of dates open. Give me a call and let’s set up a few trips.
Capt. Dean Panos