Report Date: February 28, 2005
Well we survived the Boat Show and are back to some red hot fishing. Tuesday we did pretty good with the bottom fish. We caught a couple big amberjacks and a couple nice gray grouper over some wrecks. The surface fishing produced 2 barracuda, 3 dolphin and a double header of missed sails.
The evening found us searching for swordfish. We caught a very aggressive 70 pound swordfish to release and lost another. The tinker mackerel were thick in most places.
The breeze came up on Wednesday, and the fish came up with it. We caught 4 big amberjack, a nice gray grouper and a big red grouper on the bottom. The surface action produced 3 sailfish releases and a nice king mackerel. The evening fishing around the inlet produced two snook and a one tarpon.
Thursday the wind continued to rise and the fishing got even better. We hosted a bachelor party and caught 5 out of 10 sailfish and 3 dolphin between the party pranks. The evening action remained slow, producing 1 of 2 tarpon.
You guessed it, Friday found stronger wind and still better fishing. Now the wind is around 20 knots from the south. The current is a knot or two toward the north and fishing with live herring on the kites in around 120 to 150 feet of water is hot. The day ends with 13 sails caught and released. 7 more broke lines or threw hooks in the confusion. I guess the 12 dolphin to ten pounds, 6 kings to 15 pounds and a couple bonitos added to the fast action.
Saturday the wind quit and we targeted bottom fish with the same group as Friday. Jeff Lapnow and his buddies caught 2 amberjacks and a nice gray grouper for their efforts.
Jeff, Tom and Craig were back on Sunday, and the wind came with them. With a strong south wind and a little current, 13 more sailfish releases, plus a couple dolphin and a bonito made a great 3 day weekend for the guys from Connecticut.
We are sold out for March, but April and May offer very good fishing too. Get your reservations in soon. We will be at a Dusky Seminar on March 24th at 6 PM. The topic is what you can catch after work as daylight savings time arrives in early April. Learn to catch those tuna, big kings, snook, tarpon and swordfish after work. For seminar details call 954-922-8890. For fishing info call 305-945-5114 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
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