While looking for mahis yesterday we made it out to the sword grounds and decided to make a drop. I had everything rigged and ready and made our drop. Within 10 minutes we were getting a bite and after a few taps we got tight. After a 45 minute battle we had a 67 inch (LJFL) next to the boat on soon on the deck. I havenít had many swordfish trips yet this month so I was excited to get out and hopefully catch one. Luckily we made it out, dropped down and caught a nice swordfish within 10 minutes of hitting bottom. My customer still had plenty of swordfish from one our past trips so after this fish, we decided to hed back in and look for mahis on the way. We did find a big school of skipjack tunas, but not any more mahis. We got back in early and steaked up the swordfish and got the boat cleaned up. It was a great day on the water with good weather, good fishing and a great client!
We are entering the end of July and next week I am booked everyday but Monday and Wednesday. After that I am booked 6 days in a row, but have plenty of open dates after that. As I mentioned earlier, I think August is going to be a great month for mahis and also a great month for swordfish. Besides the daytime swordfish, itís been a while since we have done a night sword trip and from years past August was always a great month. Besides mahis and swords in the Gulfstream, the action in the Bahamas will also be good. Just recently the yellowfin tuna bite in NW channel really heated up and I know a few boats that got over 10 tunas per day. The snapper bite has also improved on the reefs. So, whatever you would like to target, give me a call and letís set up those trips. Mention this fishing report and get $100 discount on your next sword trip or trip to Bimini.
Capt. Dean Panos