I'd like to begin this fishing report by apologizing for the delay. Between fishing and boat maintenance it's been tough to sit down and write. After generally slow fishing in January, February has been pretty good. Offshore, our catches have been a mixed bag of sailfish, mahi, kings, and bonitos just to name a few. Inshore, we have caught a lot of Spanish mackerel a few snook, countless jacks, and barracudas.
We've been doing a lot of inshore fishing with kids, beginners, and on days when wind and seas kick up. The best part of the inshore fishing is the action. Although, most fish aren't as large as their offshore counterparts, they make up for it in numbers and aggressiveness. On many outings it is pretty non stop action.
March is expected to be a very good month. Many of the sailfish that have been north of us should start pushing south making for some great days. I also expect the consistency of the bite to improve as well. Besides the sails, we should also start seeing more blackfin tuna popping up. Tunas usually bite best towards the end of the day with the lower light levels.
If bottom fishing is more you're style, many of the wrecks and ledges that have been lying dormant will come to life with grouper, muttons, and amberjack. Keep in mind that grouper fishing is catch and release only until May 1st. The big AJ's though will be filling in the gaps if the bite slows. If you like vertical jigging, the next 2-3 months will be your best bet.
We'll that is pretty much it for right now. Remember that you can keep up with all of the action by following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YOUTUBE. On many days I'll post daily reports and live videos right from the water. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
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Capt. Orlando Muniz
Nomad Fishing Charters