Tarpon and Sailfish

Report Date: February 29, 2012

Sorry for the delayed report this month but I haven’t had much time to write. I finally got my first day off in about two months. My last report was around New Years and it is already almost March. Wow, how time flies.

The inshore fishing has been very consistent this year. Biscayne Bay is alive with gag groupers, gator sized trout, bluefish and Spanish mackerel just to name a few. I normally concentrate on offshore but if the circumstances don’t approve or there are young children on the boat we will go inland to bend the rod. Haulover inlet and Govt. Cut have been loaded with tarpon this year. Your best chances of catching these silver kings are in the evening hours. We do a sunset trip from 5p.m -9p.m. There’s nothing like catching a 100 lb. plus tarpon on light tackle. What a thrill to see one of these giant fish getting airborne right in front of your eyes.

  Now for the offshore. The sailfish season has been slower than normal this year do to the warm weather we have been having. We are seeing gardenias as well as mangos in full bloom in February which we don’t normally see until the late spring. I have a feeling spring has come early this year. Over the last couple weeks we are also seeing spring time conditions in the ocean. The blue water has come in close along with the north current which is a great recipe for sailfish, tuna, dolphin, wahoo, and your occasional marlin.

  On January 12, I had Rich and Ralph do a half day off Fort Lauderdale. We hit the deep ship wrecks and landed 2 big amberjacks along with 6 almaco jacks up to 35lbs.
On January 15 I fished Palm Beach with some clients of mine. We captured 6-15 sailfish and 8 kingfish from 15-45lbs.
On January 18 we went to Bimini wahoo fishing with Roger and Doug from Iowa. They caught 6 wahoo from 20-45lbs in a half day.
On January 19 Bob and his friend caught 2-3 sailfish off of Boynton Beach.
On January 20 Adam, Mike, and Andre all landed there first sailfish going 3-4. They also caught a nice 25lb almaco jack on the bottom.
On Feb. 5 Diane, David, and Tom caught 6 amberjacks, 1 kingfish, and 1 mutton snapper
On Feb. 10 Sam, Jerry, and his 2 friends caught 3 flag yellowtails, 3 cero mackerel, 1 kingish, 1 big rainbow runner, and a 300 lb shark.
On Feb. 16 Francesco, Guiseppe, and his friend from Italy landed two big tarpon

On Feb. 17 the same crew went swordfishing and caught a 250lb. Cuban night shark, a 15lb tuna, a 10lb. squid and lost a swordfish
On Feb. 23 Jim, Ty,and Vince landed one kingfish and a 40lb wahoo
On Feb. 24. Stan his daughter Melissa and her son Charles caught 6 kingfish from 10-20lbs
On Feb. 24 Tony Greaton landed a 90lb plus sailfish( one of the bigger ones I’ve seen)
On Feb. 26 Jacob Rabinsky and his father Izzy caught 2 dolphin, a tuna, and two bonitas in a half day
On Feb. 28 Joe Bravo, Sandy, and Pete caught a couple 25-30lb kingfish, 2 yellowtail snappers, and a 10 lb dolphin

  As you can see the fishing has been very good over the past few months. Please reserve your trip so we can add you to the memories.


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