Not Too Shabby

Report Date: November 5, 2010

Starting with inshore. The tarpon have really started to show up the past few weeks. They are in the turning basins and inlets of Haulover and Govt. Cut. As soon as the termperature starts to cool off the tarpon make there journey south for the winter. With lots of bait schools congregating the inlets on the outgoing tides there can be a lot of action in the evenings. Besides tarpon anglers can enjoy a variety of species including jack crevelles, ladyfish, snook,and snappers just too name a few.

Going offshore, the reef is starting to liven up. The shallow reefs are holding lots of ballyhoo which are a great sign when targeting there predators. The best day for sailfish was seven last month. The average being from 2-4 fish per day. The large school of sailfish are still about 100 miles north with boats having numerous days in the double digits. This will change after the cold fronts begin. The fish will then push south. Besides the sails there are some nice gaffer dolphin, plenty of smaller size kingfish and mackeral, and the occasional wahoo on the reef.

I was lucky enough to make one Bahamaha trip last month. We fished one day and caught four out of seven very nice wahoo. The ones were landed averaged between 30-52lbs. This is a very exciting fishery which entails high speed trolling. Nothing like hearing that reel scream trolling at 15 kts.

The swordfishing has really turned on over the past month. We have been averaging two fish or more per trip with some fish up to 400lbs. The average size fish is around 100lbs right now. The bigger fish are coming in the daytime which involves dropping a bait down to the bottom 2000 feet down. I've heard of a few fish over five hundred being caught.

November is starting to fill up rapidly. We are approaching our peak season. So if you are interested in booking a trip do it now before it is too late.


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