The Sailfishing has gotten red hot in the last several days. The fish are showering Ballyhoo around the patches just inshore of the reef edge. We fished at CB buoy today and one angler caught 9 sails, all sight casting. We had 21 or 22 Sails on and saw twice that many from the Tuna Tower. Two days ago we caught 5 in only 3 hours by sight casting to fish showering bait.
Monthly Archives: December 2007
Pretty weather today. Spent a couple of hours Wahoo fishing along a current line in 200′-250′, no bites however. Ran in on the reef edge and anchored down in 108′. We caught 4 or 5 Kingfish and 2 Mutton’s, one over 10lbs. We had 3or 4 other Mutton’s on but chaffed leaders or pulled hooks. Finished the day slow trolling the Kings and ended up with a limit of 16.
We caught live Ballyhoo this morning and spent most of the day slow trolling along a color change in 200′ of water. Early on I spotted a Sailfish chasing flying fish just inside the change, when we got in the area we immediately had a doubleheader bite and caught both Sails. There were plenty of Schoolie Dolphin along the color change, we ended up with a dozen while we waited on more Sailfish bites.We had one more Sailfish bite around 2:00PM but he stole the live Ballyhoo without getting hooked. We finished the day chumming a patch reef with live pilchards and caught some throwback Grouper.
Jack Marks and his family enjoyed one of those days where everything goes according to plan. Start with beautiful weather and then add fish which cooperate. We spent the morning kite fishing in 180′ of water and in rapid succession caught a double header of Sailfish followed by a single Sailfish. The down rigger also produced an Amberjack and several Kingfish. For a change of pace, we anchored on the edge of the reef at noontime and had a good bite of Yellowtail Snapper, boating 15 – 18 fish up to 3 lbs. We also caught numerous Cero’s and had the big bite from a King which would have weighed 40 plus pounds had a shark not mutilated him. With so much action, the Marks family had had enough by 2:00 and we were back at the dock before 3:00.