So far, February has been a very good month with the exception of our last trip which we had to move to inshore due to weather and it was a bit tough. We’ve had good success on all of our other trips both inshore and offshore. The action will be heating up more and more as spring rolls around. Let’s go over some of the action before we get ahead of ourselves.
Offshore, we’ve had some a lot of strong winds and that had kept the sailfish bite pretty consistent. Although the bite hasn’t been red hot for sails, we have had one or more shots on most trips. Most have been caught while live baiting and using kites.
Also offshore, we’ve also caught our fair share of kings, mahi, bonitos, and barracudas. Although not as glamorous, bonito and cudas always create smiles and are a lot of fun. Most of these fish have been caught while drifting with live bait and or bottom fishing.
Speaking of bottom fishing, it has been pretty good when conditions allow. Catches have included mutton snapper and amberjack. Most of these fish have been caught while fishing around wrecks and reefs. Depths have ranged from around 80’ out to 300’ depending on the targeted species.
Inshore, we have been catching a combination of snook, spanish mackerel, bluefish, snapper, and a few barracuda. Our most memorable trip inshore was when an eight year old caught and released a snook estimated at over 20 pounds. The fish was caught on 10# spinning tackle and put up quite a battle.
As you can see, fishing has been very good. We still have some days open in March and April and the fishing should only get better with each passing day. Aside from all of the usual activity, cobia have also started to make a showing. I’m really looking forward to the next few months as the action will peak.
Well that is pretty much it for now. Remember that you can keep up with all of the action on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. If videos are more your style, we are also YouTube. Make sure to FOLLOW and LIKE our page. As always, feel free to call, email, or text if you have any other questions or would like to go ahead and reserve a slot.
Capt. Orlando Muniz
Nomad Fishing Charters