Hello everyone, and welcome back to this week’s report! The weather has been all over the place this week, and the forecast for the weekend doesn’t look too pleasing for Easter Weekend, but the fishing has been pretty good for most of this week! Still some Sailfish roaming around, and we had a tailing condition in the beginning of the week, so that was a lot of fun! Not a huge amount of fish coming through for a tailing condition, but enough to make you smile. Some Mahi mixed in with these Sails and a few Cobia. This is all inside of 200′ of water, in the powder blue upwelling, that this “tailing condition” was occurring. Pretty neat to be sight fishing these guys in the powder on a sunny day, as they are just simply beautiful. Even saw several Giant Bluefin Tunas, as they were migrating into the Gulf of Mexico. There have been a lot of them down here lately harassing anything in their way while going into the Gulf to spawn. Word just can’t describe the sight, and is something I feel really blessed to see every time I do. On the offshore scene outside of 200′ of water we have had some pretty decent weed lines, and they have been holding some Mahi! I would have to say that Mahi season is here, as pretty much everyone who tried succeeded in catching them this week. The offshore Humps have been productive as well with some decent Blackfin Tunas, and plenty of AJ’s and Sharks. Pretty much the same story all the time on the Hump, but all of the methods are working on the Tunas so pick your poison and go get’em! The wrecks and reef have been literally on fire. Plenty of all the snappers, and the Groupers are biting, but we have just a couple more weeks and we will be good to go on these guys! I am really looking forward to putting a few of these in the box for sure. All-in-all this week has been pretty solid all the way around. The weather really kicked up on Wednesday afternoon, and doesn’t look like it is gonna stop for a while. I suppose it is April, so what else should I expect. Well, that is it for this weekend! Stay safe everyone, and stop by and see us at World Wide Sportsman’s Bayside Marina and say hello!
Capt. James Chappell