Even though we’ve only seen a small change in temperatures, fall type fishing is here. Over the last month or so, the snapper bite has been very good for both yellowtail and mutton snapper. Most of the yellowtail have been caught while anchored and chumming for them. Muttons have been generally caught drifting with live bait.
People often ask how we are going to fish and what we are going to catch. The reality is that everything depends largely on conditions. Things like wind, current, and water clarity play a big role in putting together a good game plan. Bait is equally and sometimes more important to how the day will go.
We are already making preparations for sailfish season as they are starting to show up. Earlier this week we made our first successful night trip for goggle eyes. We caught over 200 and they are sitting in the pen waiting for the first tournament in less than two weeks. Hopefully, we will get some cold air and North winds to help get the fish moving.
On another note. A few bigger kingfish and Spanish mackerel have been showing up. Expect more and better catches as we move into November. Although many kings will be caught on live bait, a bunch will be landed as we troll planers. Again, the key is to use the best technique depending on conditions.
Finally, I wanted to invite everyone to SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel. I have uploaded several new videos and plan to add many more. The videos are either about fishing, rigging, and boat care and maintenance. Below is the link.
Well, that’s pretty much it for right now. Remember that you can keep up with the bite by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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Capt. Orlando Muniz
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