Easter weekend fish hunt!
<p>This report is going to be short and sweet! We decided to have a family day. My 2 son-in-laws, Devon and Charlie, my daughter, Amy, Devon's uncle Al, and I went out for a day of just pulling on the rods.
We decided to do the wreck thing with a bit of trolling thrown in for good measure. We hit the first wreck mainly for Permit but Devon couldn't leave the speed jig alone and hooked up to an AJ, first thing. Frankly I don't have a clue why these fish are given such a bad rap because they are true bruisers on any rod, especially a jig rod. They just lack the glitz and glamour of the other more sought after species, but they are ultimate back breakers. The first stop of the day yielded, 3 for 7 on Permit (23, 18, and 15 pounds) which are no slouches themselves, and 3 AJ's (47,43 and 28 pounds). We gave up there when the 6th boat moved in and then some guys came into the middle of us, dropped some dive balls onto the wreck and began diving. The fish turned off immediately from all the commotion.
The next stop we made was at a wreck for some bottom fish and we scored 2 Mutton Snapper, 1 Barracuda, and 1 Almaco Jack (10#'s). After a short while of this we decided to troll for a while in search of some Dolphin. The Dolphin didn't come out to play but we did get a small Blackfin Tuna and a nice Wahoo of 23 pounds.
Since we were fishing this trip for the fun of it, I took the opportunity to video some of the action.
About The Author: Captain Jim Barlett
Company: Beast Fishing Charters
Area Reporting: Miami & upper Key Largo, , Florida
Bio: Beast Fishing Charters is an offshore, light tackle, live bait, fishing charter. Capt. Jim has been fishing South Florida waters for over 35 years. The BEAST is a 2007 WorldCat 330TE, powered by twin 300 Suzuki's and is a stable, comfortable, center console. Capt. Jim specializes in, but is not limited to, Sailfish, Swordfish, and Dolphin. Wreck fishing and bottom dropping are also on the menu.