Fishing Post Wilma

Report Date: November 11, 2005

Well we survived the hurricanes with no major

Wilma wanted a new boat

problems. Just like last year, we lost most of two months of fishing to hurricane season. And, I don?t mean the football team. We had no damage. I think of those unfortunate people in the Gulf States, or those less lucky around here, I wish I could do something more for them.

I knew this shortcut to my slip

We have gotten back into the fishing mode. We fished last Wednesday and caught a small tiger shark, a 100 pound Atlantic sharp nose shark, more dolphin than we could keep track of ( released all but 6 to eat) and a sailfish.

Last Thursday we caught 6 dolphin and a sailfish. We had tough luck, in missing more dolphin than we caught. Both days there were loads of mackerel and jacks at all the favorite bait spots. We wanted bigger things, and the sails filled that bill.

I worked the boat show over the weekend and saw a lot of good friends and made some new ones.

This week we have fished everyday. We wreck fished on Monday and caught a big African pompano, 25 pond black grouper, 2 amberjacks, a big barracuda, several small king mackerel and a few Spanish mackerel.

Tuesday we fished north Biscayne Bay for tarpon and jacks. We saw plenty of tarpon, but they had lock jaw. We fished a couple ocean wrecks on the way home and caught some big bar jacks.

Wednesday it was drifting the edge of the reef. We found good action in 50 to 100 feet of water. We caught kings to over 30 pounds, Spanish mackerel and a small shark. It was good fun. In the afternoon we tried out deep and caught a couple dolphin.

Early Thursday morning found those kings and mackerel hungry again. We fished numerous wrecks with no action. We then fished the color change in 500 feet of water and caught some dolphin. Our final move was into 70 to 90 feet of water and produced a couple nice kings and a sailfish to end a nice day on the water.

Sails, dolphin, kings and grouper should be very active through the end of the year. Mackerel should be wearing out anglers near shore and the swordfish will be thick if the weather ever let?s us get out there. LET?S GO FISHING!!!!! 305-945-5114 or

We will be sharing 40 years of swordfish and sail fishing knowledge with you, if you come to our seminar at Dusky Sport Center 110 N. Bryan Road in Dania Beach on Thursday , November 17th. Call them at 954-922-8890.

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Capt. Bouncer Smith
1521 Alton Road, #505
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone: (305) 439-2475