Wow! It is hard to believe that we are once again preparing for Thanksgiving. Fortunately, we have a lot to be thankful for. So far, it has been a great year for both business and fishing. We’ve had lots of great catches with many great clients throughout the year and hopefully we can have a few more before year end. Now, let’s move on to the fishing.
Since my last report, action has shifted a bit from bottom fishing to kite fishing as well as some trolling and drifting. It seems that although we are still catching some bottom fish, we are starting to see more sailfish and a lot more kingfish. We have also had a few fronts push through sparking northerly winds and some surface bites.
The fronts also fire up the Spanish mackerel in and around some shallow spots. Mack’s are great sport on light tackle and a great way to introduce youngsters or beginners to the sport. Another nice thing is there willingness to eat artificial baits and even flies.
Outside on the edge sailfish are starting to make a showing and are being caught on a fairly regular basis. Most are falling for live baits fished from kites at or near the surface. I expect that sails will become more and more plentiful with each passing cold snap.
Earlier this month, we fished the Dust Em’ Off sailfish tournament in some horrific conditions. We actually did ok catching several kingfish, bonitos, and a sailfish. Although it wasn’t enough for a win, it felt like a win just to persevere in conditions producing rain, big seas, and winds approaching 40 knots.
Well, that is pretty much it for right now. I would like to thank all of my clients, sponsors, and friends that make everything possible. More trips are in the books and I’m hoping to have another report soon. In the meantime, you can follow the action on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. I have also added and plan to many more videos to my YouTube page.
Capt. Orlando Muniz
Nomad Fishing Charters
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