Red Hot Mackerel
Report Date: November 23, 2003
Red hot mackerel make for fun fishing. The mackerel have been running real well for the last couple of weeks. We have not had the opportunity to fish for them due to the fact that most of our charters are targeting the bigger game fish. Today we had two young men and one father. We loaded up with live pilchards and headed for one of the mackerel hot spots. It was hot. Within minutes we had the mackerel chummed up behind the boat. The boys caught 3 to 5 pound mackerel till they were worn out.
The father had requested a grouper for his wife, so we headed out to deep water after the tide changed and the mackerel slowed down. In three drops we 1) lost our lead in the bottom, 2) caught a nice gray tile fish and 3) caught a 4 or 5 pound grouper. We headed home with everyone?s fishing desires filled.
Yesterday we caught a sailfish, a mutton snapper and a good sized barracuda on a day when action started out red hot and dropped to nothing within an hour. The fleet was catching sails, dolphin and kings till 10 AM and then it was terrible for everyone for hours. I guess that?s fishing.
Look for good sailfish, mackerel, kingfish and dolphin through December. If you plan on fishing the holiday period in late December, you need to get your reservations in quick. We still have a couple openings over Thanksgiving weekend if you have the urge. Happy Thanksgiving, Bouncer and Ron on Bouncer?s Dusky 33
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