Wow!!! I just realized how long it's been since my last fishing report. Since that last report we've seen it all from slow fishing to red hot fishing. We've also been catching everything that we typically target this time of the year including: sailfish, mahi, tuna, kingfish, grouper, snapper, and various jack species.
Most of our fish have come from either kite fishing with live bait or dropping baits and jigs over rock piles and artificial wrecks. On many occasions we are doing both by fishing the surface baits and simultaneously dropping to the bottom. If nothing else, doing this let's you know right away where the fish are biting.
After a slow start to the new year, February was pretty busy even though we had to cancel a couple of trips due to very high winds. The same winds that hurt us also pushed a lot of sailfish down our way. March has produced some excellent days of sail fishing. The hardest part is trying matching trips with the best bite. Many times we don't have a choice and only have a short window when we can get out.
So far March has been pretty good with the exception of a few slow days between cold fronts. Unfortunately, many of these blue bird days are great for boating but the fish don't always cooperate. A little breeze from the North or Easterly quadrant coupled with a good current seems to always spark the bite.
Besides the sail fishing we have also been fishing the deeper wrecks and scoring with gag grouper, black grouper, and both almaco and amberjack. The quantity and quality of these grouper is getting everyone really excited about the season opening on May 1st. Until then all grouper need to be released healthy and unharmed (photo and release).
On another note we had a great turnout for our seminar at Bass Pro Shops (Miami). It was a lot of fun meeting both new and old friends and sharing some tested tips and techniques. The next seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19th at 7:00 pm. The topic will be announced in the next day or two so stay tuned. Information about this event will also be posted on my Facebook and Instagram pages. If you have any other questions you can call, text, or email directly.
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Capt. Orlando Muniz
Nomad Fishing Charters