Spring Fishing is Going Off
Spring fishing at its best. The bite has been RED HOT! The Spring Mahi-Mahi run continues in full force. Lots of gaffer Mahi-Mahi continue to push through with fish ranging anywhere from 5lbs to 40 lbs. The bite varies from day to day. Some days the fish may be inside 400 feet, other days we have to run further offshore. Mahi-Mahi are not the only fish in the sea. Inside 300 feet the Sailfish bite continues to be excellent. You would think that we are still in the middle of Winter. Along with the Sailfish there have been some nice Blackfin Tuna up to 30 lbs being caught. These fish are boat shy, so your best bet is to either troll or drift your lines 100 yards and beyond. A big key is to have plenty of live bait in order to chum these fish up. There has also been numerous King Mackerel caught along while either drift fishing or flying kites. On the reefs there have been some real nice Yellowtail Snapper being caught. Lastly, I have not heard much this year of the Mutton Snapper spawn. Maybe the windy conditions made it hard for some to get out last week. With the Memorial Day weekend upon us and calm conditions i am sure some reports will show up.
Al with Gaffer Dolphin 5/17/09
Andres and Julio with Gaffer Dolphin 5/17/09
About The Author: Captain J Lopez
Company: Gordy's Dusky Offshore Charters
Area Reporting: South Miami
Bio: South Miami Dade Offshore Charter. 20+ years local knowledge fishing South Miami. Target species such as Dolphin, Sailfish, Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper. Gordys Dusky is a 2005, 23 foot Open Fisherman. Boat has a 2006 Evinrude ETEC 250 Horsepower Engine. Boat is Tournament Rigged and equipped with all the latest in electronics to put you where the action is. Multiple coolers are on board and supplied with ice to keep your drinks, food, and fish cold. Plenty of dry storage is available onboard, as well as all the necessary safety gear.