Holidays are over time to get back to serious fishing

2009-01-05 07:44:46
Fort Pierce, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Offshore/ Inshore
Gil Coombes

Offshore fishing is now being dominated by Dolphin, Sailfish and Kingfish. Trolling ballyhoo has been the preferred method as well as the most productive. This is the time of year that Sailfish will bunch up in packs and often double digit days are to be had. The last week or so it has not been uncommon to hook into more than one Sail at the same time. Dolphin are also in the mix and making for a great day of table fare fish. Taking the same baits intended for Sailfish while on the troll. Kingfish are starting to bunch up in the waters in 60-80' over structure and hitting most anything that swims by their face.

Inshore- Pompano have invaded the waters and the easiest way to find them is by running in the shallows getting them to skip out of the water and then fan casting to get hooked up. Sandleas and small jigs have been working the best to put a couple of these fantastic eating fish into the box. Trout are also showing in really good numbers and once again the model 13 Bomber in chartreuse has worked the best. Juvenille Tarpon in the 10-50 pound range are still being caught in the back country for those looking in the deeper holes about 2 hours after the sun has been up. Small DOA Terroreyz have worked the best in getting the most hook ups. Spanish Mackerel are every where and hitting silver spoons either trolled or cast and retrieved at hight speeds.

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Capt. Gil

Fish Species: Dolphin, Sails, Kingfish, Pompano, Tarpon, Trout
Bait Used: Offshore- ballyhoo Inshore- Artificials and sand fleas
Tackle Used: Crowder Rods with Okuma Reels
Method Used: Offshore- Trolling Inshore-drift
Water Depth: Offshore-60-250' Inshore- flats
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Gil Coombes

About The Author: Captain Gil Coombes

Company: Smokin Em Charters

Area Reporting: Ft. Pierce/Stuart/Miami/Key Biscayne

Bio: Capt. Gil has been fishing for over 20 years from the waters of Delaware to Florida. With a passion for the sport, not only has he strived to become one of the best Offshore Captains to fish the Treasure Coast area but also one of the top Inshore Captains. Running a 45' Trojan Custom Sportfishand 37' Luhrs Sportfish out of the Ft. Pierce are and a 20' Hewes Flats he continuously is placing fish on the docks. From Sailfish, Dolphin and Wahoo fishing Offshore to Snook, Tarpon and Redfish fishing the Inshore waters. Now with an added charter location in the Miami/Key Biscayne area fishing a 30' Ocean Runner CC is able to offer charters and his fishing knowledge in that area as well. No other charter service can provide the enthusiasm for the sport or knowledge like the crew of Smokin Em Charters.

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