Good September Fishing

Report Date: September 9, 2005

It has been a nice week after a rough weekend. We went looking for dolphin before setting up for swordfish on Tuesday night. We found numerous boards and lobster floats, but no mahi mahi. We scored big with a nice cobia under a board about 15 miles off. Our first bait out for swords was eaten by a beautiful 80 pound tiger shark, which we released.

We had 3 swordfish bites fought one a while and briefly fought another, but it was 3 outs for the night.

Brooke got this nice tarpon

Mike Shapiro and his son had a good time with bonitos, kings and cudas on Wednesday morning. Wednesday afternoon and evening found Brooke and Joe catching snook to 25 pounds and a tarpon.

Thursday Brooke and Joe caught a bunch of cudas, bonito and hook a nice sailfish. For the first time in my 39 years of full time fishing, a huge mako shark came up and ate the sailfish about 50 feet from the boat. What a huge dorsal fin cut through the water when that beast rose to the surface. Later in the day, Joe caught and released his first whole sailfish.

A class reunion Wahoo!!!

Friday morning I got together with some class mates from my elementary school days at Norland. We had a lot of laughs and caught some bonito, a king and a super 50+ pound wahoo.

Friday afternoon the George Bubrick family caught 1 of 2 sailfish, a couple bonito, a couple barracuda and a couple nice snook.

The Bubrick family got sailfish and snook

We are sold out for September, so let?s start planning the months ahead. E-mail me at

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

Phone: (305) 439-2475