Over the last month or so the fishing has been very steady to say the least. The key has been to keep an open mind and just take what nature gives us. We've caught a combination of mahi, kings, tuna, wahoo, snapper, grouper, barracuda, jacks, and sharks. We even caught a nice snook at the end of a trip.
Right now the mahi fishing has slowed offshore with a few good ones and a lot of throwbacks. The thing with dolphin fishing is that it's always a toss up and the fishing could turn on in a heartbeat. I'm sure we will get a few more good runs before the fall season.
Along the edge and over the reefs and wrecks, the action has been much more consistent even though we've had to work hard. On days with good wind and current we have been drifting with livebait and catching a fair amount of fish. Our best catch was a beautiful 60 pound wahoo we boated on 20 pound spinning tackle. Another memorable catch was a pair of blackfin tuna we caught while drifting. Both of these fish were in the mid to high twenties.
On days of light winds and light current, I have opted to anchor and chum up some action. Results have varied from an 18 pound mutton snapper to several 20+ black grouper. We've also hooked many large spinner sharks and landed a couple of big hammerheads.
I could go on and on but that is pretty much the jist of it. The boat will be out of the water for 2-3 weeks so I can catch up on family vacations and boat maintenance. The plan is to have the boat back in service by the last week of August.
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Capt. Orlando Muniz
Nomad Fishing Charters