Dave Kostyo

It's hard to believe, however, another year has come and gone. Say goodbye to 2007 and hello to 2008. The year was another great one for me and I had the opportunity to meet and fish with many new people as well as people who fish with me on a regular basis. The year had its ups and downs just like fishing everywhere in the world has. The tarpon season started slow and finished extremely strong. Sailfish were steady well into May. There were lots of big dolphin in our area this past year and the wahoo didn't disappoint. The kingfish were steady and cooperative. The blackfin tuna made a strong showing. And finally, swordfishing was hot and cold at night, however, the daytime version of swordfishing has exploded with many large fish being caught.

We sent 2007 off with the Gold Family. Sandy and his son, Rob along with Rob's sons Josh and Adam. Lots of chumming and the downrigger produced the largest wahoo caught this year aboard Knot Nancy. We found the fish in 80' straight out from Government Cut. Rob was closest to the rod when it popped out of the downrigger clip and did a great job of fighting the fish. The fish had us guessing as it made several tremendous runs and of course we were all wrong about what it was. The fish weighed in at 40 pounds and was Rob's first wahoo.

The O'Neil Family had the last trip of 2007. Terry and his son Tom and Tom's two sons Shane and Dillan. Both boys got the opportunity to each pull on a kingfish before the motion of the ocean got to one of the family members. No, I'm not going to say who it was. He hung in there as long as he could. Both fish were released and one was caught on a flatline and the other on the downrigger.

So goodbye 2007 and hello 2008. It promises to be another banner year of fishing off the South Florida coast. A strong cold front is scheduled to come through on New Years day and it should push more sailfish and kingfish down into our area. The shrimp should start running hard and this will definitely get the tarpon to going. All we need now are some anglers who want to tangle with the fish that the South Florida area has to offer. Call me and book your trips now before the dates fill in. When you folks up North need a break from the cold frigid temperatures and all the snow, make sure you allow time for a trip or two to take advantage of the great weather and fishing we have in Miami during the winter.

Captain Dave Kostyo

Knot Nancy Fishing Charters

305 620-5896 Charter

305 965-9454 Cell



Fish Species: Wahoo & kingfish
Bait Used: Pilchards
Tackle Used: 20# Spin & Conventional
Method Used: drift, slow troll, kite
Water Depth: 80 - 200 feet
Water Temperature:
Wind Direction: ENE/SE
Wind Speed: 0 - 15 knots
Rob With His 1st Wahoo!!
Rob With His 1st Wahoo!!

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Dave Kostyo

About The Author: Captain Dave Kostyo

Company: Knot Nancy Fishing Charters

Area Reporting: Miami To Fort Lauderdale

Bio: Captain Dave Kostyo specializes in live bait, light tackle charter fishing. 35 plus years of Tarpon Fishing, Sailfish fishing, Kingfish Fishing, Dolphin Fishing, Amberjack, Tuna, Cobia, Wahoo and more!!!

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