Both our drift and sport fishing boats have been busy. We’ve been sailing and catching fish! Not always fast packed action but sizable fish on the sport boat as well as our drift boat.
With the wind blowing for the next few days, fishing bottom on the drift boat will be tough. The boat moves across the area too quickly so only the most tenacious anglers will be rewarded. On the up side, drifting baits will be the best. Kingfish, Bonito, Tuna and even an occasional Sailfish could be on the table for those who venture out.
On the sport fishing boats, we have more control over the weather. Live bait has been the best with some fish too large for the light tackle we use. It’s not that you can’t catch a 200 or 300 lbs. shark on light tackle, it just takes some time. Like hours as in multiple. Light tackle is more suited for Sailfish, Barracuda, Wahoo and big Kings.
Trolling on the sport boats has had success with some smaller Sailfish, a few Kings and a Wahoo or two. But both the deep and shallow wrecks have been teaming with fish. Large Barracuda as seen in the pictures here and Amberjacks have been keeping our rods bent. And that occasional BIG bite that usually escapes has you thinking “What did I have on there”?
One of the fish you might have had on could be this! We opted for heavier tackle to land this 9+’ Bull shark. And it still took an hour to get it boat side.
The afternoons have been better for Sailfish. There is a video clip on our Facebook page. While this fish was very acrobatic when we hooked him, by the time I got the video going, the touched leader was all I got. You can find he video at https://www.facebook.com/Fanntastic-Fishing-1476203306014764/ .
That’s all for this week’s fishing. Hope to see you soon.