Summer Fishing has been Good this Year

Report Date: July 8, 2017

If you recall, 2016 was the worst mahi season in modern history. Well this year is a complete reversal. We have seen weeks of good mahi fishing. The fish have ranged from little schoolies to an occasional 30 to 50 pound monster showing up in the fleet.

Bucks mahi



Mahi and kids are a great mix



Bottom fishing has been better too. We have had great catches of mutton snappers, black groupers, gag groupers, red snapper and red grouper. The only slow action has been from almaco jacks. There were great grey snapper reports up until last week, when sharks ruined that game in several locations.

Big mutton snapper on 8 lb line



71 year old David got this black grouper



Cancer survivors with a state waters red snapper and big amberjack



Bonito and kingfish have been pretty good at striking spoons trolled behind planers. Wahoo should show up this week with the full moon.

2 young pals share a 4th of July sailfish



While Tarpon action ended early this year in Miami, snook action has been good for catch and release. Be kind to these fish so they are healthy to spawn over the summer months.

Yudith caught her first snook



We have had some good swordfish action, but some slow days as well. The next couple months can go either way, as we have seen good summers and slow summers.

Swordfish always bring smiles



We even had a really good Bimini trip last month. We were losing faith in this destination, but last month we had big cero and king mackerel, big yellow.

Capt. Bouncer Smith
305-439-2475

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

Phone: (305) 439-2475
Email: CaptBouncer@bellsouth.net