As far as the local fishing, there have been some sails around, and with this cold front today, I would predict that the sailfishing should get good again. There has also been some dolphin on the edge and some kingfish on the reef.
Swordfishing at night has been outstanding. We fished the last two nights and went 4 for 6 one night and 3 for 4 the next night. It?s a great night when you catch one, but when you catch 2, 3, 4 a night, it is GREAT! The fish have been of decent size too, with a few around 150 pounds. We had one night a few weeks back that we went 3 for 4 and every fish was between 140 and 200 pounds, and we were back to the dock by 11:00. Now that is good swordfish action! The swordfishing should remain very good for the winter months; you just have to watch for a break in the weather.
A couple of thing we need to mention. First, holiday season is rapidly approaching and if you have that special someone that loves to fish, and you just don?t know what to buy him or her, give them a gift certificate for a fishing trip. I have sold many of these in the past, and they are a great gift. What could be a better gift than a day of fishing? Secondly, our 12-hour sail/sword combos are starting to take off. We have booked quite a few. For the hard-core guys, this is the trip. Sailfish in the afternoon, followed by swordfish until midnight. The potential of two billfish in one day while still in the United States. Thirdly, the holiday season is approaching and the weeks around Christmas and New Year?s are for us guides very busy. If you have friends or family coming to town or will be visiting Miami, book now, as those days are starting to book up.
That?s it for now. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, and we?ll see you on the edge!
Tight Lines and Good Fishing,
Capt. Dean Panos