Hello everyone, and welcome back to this week’s report. The weather has been crazy this year, and here comes another front. If I am adding correctly, we have had 15 cold fronts this year. Definitely more than I could ever remember as long as I have been doing this professionally. It is what it is, but I sure am ready for some consistent weather, and more consistent fishing. I suppose it can’t always be easy, but this is pretty ridiculous. The weather is blowing as I write this and is going to subside for the weekend, so that will be nice. Let’s hope it stays consistent after this front comes through.
The fishing this past week has been pretty good but has been a variety type of fishery for the last few weeks.
Offshore Fishing is...
The offshore scene has been greatly affected by the weather. The sails have slowed down as the current has been pushed out into the deep, and the ballyhoo schools are dispersing as they do this time of year.
The best tuna bite for the larger tunas is on the west hump (Marathon Hump) on live bait. The other humps have a few, but the sharks are really bad. There have been some nice mahi caught offshore as well, but mostly after the East/SE wind has blown for a day or two. Wouldn’t surprise me to see some this weekend.
Reef & Wreck Fishing getting hotter
The snapper fishing and Wreck fishing is heating up nicely. A really good bite of yellowtails on the reef, and the mutton snappers have been snapping pretty good on the deep ledges and structure. Been a few nicer tunas on the wrecks, but not consistently. Let’s not forget the Permit on the wrecks. They have been pretty solid as well, and I am sure they will be the catch and release target for many over the weekend.
On That Note
I guess it has been just some of this and some of that, but at the end of the day it makes for a pretty good day of fishing.
Well, that’s it for this week. Be safe out there!