It is nice to finally be fishing again after some much needed vacation time and boat maintenance in August. So far, September has produced some good fishing despite less than ideal conditions. Unfortunately, it looks like it may blow all weekend keeping us tied to the dock. I am hoping that it starts to lay down by Monday so we can get back on the water.
During the last several trips, we've been catching a mixed bag consisting of kingfish, bonito, grouper, and snapper of all sorts. The mutton snapper seemed to really turn on right before the wind started to crank. We caught five very nice keepers in less than two hours. I hope they stick around for a while since they are a nice addition to any fish box.
Aside from the muttons and a few yellowtail, we've also been catching some kings both on live bait and on the troll. On our best day we limited out by 10:00 am with one of the kings weighing in at exactly 25 pounds. I expect the kings to stick around and maybe even increases in their numbers as more and more bait moves into the area. Speaking of bait, the mullet have started their yearly migration and are being spotted in all of the usual places.
We've got a few more trips scheduled this month and hopefully the weather will cooperate. In the meantime we will continue to prepare for the upcoming sailfish season. It won't be long before we start penning up bait such as herring and goggle eyes and dusting off the kites. If you're thinking about catching a sailfish, now is the time to start to preparing and booking your dates.
Well, that is pretty much it for right now. Don't forget that you can keep up with all of the action on social media. Below are some links. Also, I will be stepping up my YouTube presence with more and better videos. Some of the videos will be instructional and others purely for entertainment. Please take a moment to subscribe, comment, or like anything you see. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Capt. Orlando Muniz
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