Our fishing year has drawn to a close with a flurry of good action over the last week in December. The waters close to the reef drop off have been particularly productive. A lot of bites from a variety of species. Smoker sized King Mackerel have really increased in numbers over the last week with several fish topping out at the 40 pound mark. Happy New Year to all, we look forward to more great fishing in the new year.
Monthly Archives: December 2012
Lots of outstanding fishing over the last week, and great variety as well. Everything from pelagic fish like Tuna, Sailfish and Wahoo to Kings and reef fish like Grouper and Snapper. Have a merry Christmas and enjoy the photos.
The Dolphin fishing seems to be winding down although we are still catching some. The Kingfish bite is improving and we have caught our first “smoker” Kings (those over 30 pounds) just in the last several days. Blackfin Tuna are also biting better. The reef has been providing consistent action from Yellowtail, Cero, Bonita and Grouper. Sailfish action has at least temporarily slowed down.
The Dolphin bite continues even as we move into the month of Dec. It should be way off season for these fish but they remain around in very good numbers and very close to the reef edge. Most of the Dolphin we have caught recently have been in 150′ to 250′. Sailfish and various reef fish are making up the rest of our catch.
A long time since we spoke or have seen each other. Was fishing with Richard Gibson in the Presidential Challenge Aruba Cup earlier this month and of course our time fishing in St. Thomas was revisited and discussed in detail! It was one of the best seasons I’ve ever had fishing in over thirty years across the globe and the reason was YOU amigo. The time spent as one of your deckies was by far the best lesson any crewmember could ever hope to experience and I wanted you to know of all the Captains I’ve fished with…(Kalex, Flash, Peter B. and Laurie Wright, Brynner Parks…etc) I learned the most from you.
– Capt. Mike Pascia