The humps are getting better each day as large schools of Blackfin Tuna continue to move onto the local sea mounts. The Amberjack population seems to be dwindling, as the shark population appears to grow, but that is pretty normal for this time of year. Lots of Barracudas are living in these areas as well as Bonita and Skipjacks. The largest of the Tunas are still on the Marathon Hump, but there are a few larger schools on each one.
The reef and wrecks remain consistent, and really infested with sharks. The usual Snappers, Groupers, Jacks, Bonita, and Cero Mackeral etc….are there, but the “tax collector” has definitely been taking his cut. The current was a little weak this week, but who knows what the weekend will bring. The night fishing has been pretty good, and the Sharks have been much less bothersome. Just a suggestion if that works for you.
Well, that’s it for this week! Gimme a call at 305-803-1321 if you need me. Be safe and good luck to you all this weekend!
Capt. James Chappell