Anyone but me tired of hearing about wind and rain in the Forecast? I hate to complain, but come on! It is October, and we have a cool front on the way, but what is this tropical stuff? At one point today, the talk was 50 MPH winds? Now, I am not sure what is going to happen but rest assured I can tell you the fishing has been great outside of the rain and thunderstorms we have been having. October is in normal fashion with the Mahi,Tuna, and Swordfish rounding out the majority of the offshore scene. This has all rang true this past week, and is slowly coming to an end. This will generally remain until the first real “cool front” comes through, and then we all get into full Sailfish mode, and these fish move in towards the edge of the reef…..not the Swordfish, but the Tuna and Mahi. The Tunas move into the deeper edges, and the mahi will be feeding off the deep reef and everywhere in-between. This becomes a great situation, because everything is basically in this area, so that is why I love the kites so much because you can catch everything from Sails, Tunas, Kings, Wahoo, Mahi…..all on the kites with a bottom rod down to catch Groupers and Snappers! Cover it all up I say, cover it all up!!!! It is so much fun, that if you haven’t tried it you don’t know what you are missing. Well, what I am trying to say is this is happening right now! This time of year is a blast, and this is why….VARIETY. That is what you should be looking for as this fall unfolds into winter! This week, the Mahi were on everything that had weeds in a line, and had some substance to it. Fish have been caught from 45 feet of water to 1200 feet. Check under the Frigate birds as they are often following the Mahi, waiting for them to spook up some flying fish. The Tunas have started to move in a little as well, with a few nice fish in the 110’ of water to 150’ mark the past couple days. On the reef, the Snapper fishing should get interesting if it cools off much more, but the current as of today was smoking to the SW, so the chum drift should be good if it doesn’t pick up much more. These don’t like drastic changes in water temperature, so you might want to wait until the afternoon if the night before is really cool. It makes all the difference in the world sometimes. Not real sure what the weekend is going to bring, as the weather man doesn’t know either…go figure….so we will just have to wait and see. Hopefully it will be beautiful with sunny skies, and fish everywhere!