Boy, I just realized how much time had passed since my last fishing report. Hopefully, everyone has been getting some of the reports I've been posting on my social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube). Although the Spring fishing started off kind of slow it has now fired up and we are firing on all cylinders.
The blackfin tuna bite has been excellent and pretty consistent for the last 2-3 weeks. most fish are being caught on live bait fished on flat lines as well as under a fishing kite. Besides the tuna a lot of nice kingfish have also been coming through and eating the same baits. The trick is to fish a short trace of wire in order to avoid cut offs.
On the surface, both sailfish and a few mahi have also been coming through the area. We have had at least one sailfish bite on most trips as of late, especially when targeting them. As usual, most spindlebeaks are falling for sardines, herring, and goggle eyes fished under the fishing kite.
If bottom fishing is your thing, this is a great time of the year. Grouper season is finally open and even though we haven't been targeting them much, we have caught many other bottom fish. Some of the bottom dwellers that we have been catching are mutton snapper, almaco jacks, amberjack, and even genuine red snapper (not too common off Miami). Most of the bottom fish have been caught in depths from 90' out to 300' plus depending on the species and conditions.
We have a few trips scheduled for the remainder of the month and hopefully, I'll have another report very soon. In the meantime, you can keep up with all of the action on my Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages/channel. If you haven't already SUBSCRIBED to the YouTube channel, you should. It is a great way to watch some of the action instead of reading about it.
Well, that is it for right now. We still have a couple of slots open in May and several in June. Now is the time to start booking your summer mahi and snapper trips.
Until next time, Tight Lines.
Capt. Orlando Muniz
Nomad Fishing Charters