With Christmas almost upon us and our busiest week of the year after that, I thought I’d fill you in on what’s been happening with our fishing recently.
With some rather gusty winds and sporty seas, fishing has been pretty good. Sailfish and Mahi-mahi have been the most prevalent fish around lately, some being caught on the troll but most being caught with live bait. Fishing with kites has been the most productive in water from 80’ out to over 300’. And multiple hook ups are not uncommon.
The Mahi’s have been mostly schoolie size, 5 to 12 lbs. with a few bigger ones as well and the Sailfish have ranged from small to huge, no telling what will bite. But that’s part of the game.
Scattered Kingfish on the reef are with a few nice ones being taken by live bait as well as some small Tuna and Bonitos. Bottom fishing has been tough as of late because of the windy conditions.
I always include a picture with my reports and today is no different. While not a monster to most, this young man caught the largest fish of his short fishing career, a 15 lbs. Wahoo that’s almost as long as he is tall. And it is that beaming smile upon his face and the pride of his father that has me choosing this picture. For almost 40 years I’ve been guiding folks to memorable trips at sea for fishing and it is these pictures that are most dear.
So in what will be my final report of this year, we at Fanntastic Fishing wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May we ALL prosper and catch LOTS of fish!
Captain Steve Souther