The nighttime fishing has also been producing. The tarpon fishing has been red hot. We went out one night and although we seemed to have the skunk on the boat, we saw other boats hook and catch as many as 8 fish in one night. The bite has been at Government Cut and shrimp has been the bait of choice, although some fish are already being caught on crabs. The night swordfishing has been good as well. Since the last report, we went out twice and caught fish on both nights. The last night we went out (Monday night) we had an insane amount of bites had three fish pulling drag and caught and released a 100 pounder. Although we didn?t land a bunch of fish, it was non-stop action on a beautiful calm night with a great client on board.
The next few months, the action on the edge as well as the nighttime action for swords and tarpon should be about as good as it gets. We have quite a few sword trips booked as well as day trips. One trip that we are starting to offer this time of year is an afternoon/evening trip as well as a late afternoon trip. We can start our trips at noon and fish all the way to dark (~8:00pm these days) or we can fish from 4:00pm to dark. The action is usually very good, as the light level gets lower. Some of the best blackfin tuna action doesn?t even begin until 4:00pm. We are also starting to approach our Bahama season so give me a call and lets set up those trips.
Capt Dean Panos