Large schools of Ballyhoo are congregating along the top of the reef edge as they do every year at this time. This attracts a host of gamefish who find the massed bait to be easy picking, including many species which are normally associated with deeper water such as Dolphin, Sailfish and Blackfin Tuna. The Dolphin in the following photo were both caught in 25-30 feet of water. Bottom dwellers such as Mutton Snapper and Grouper will also chase this bait on the surface. With ourÂ tuna tower the SOUTHPAW is well designed to take advantage of this type of fishing.
Monthly Archives: November 2014
The weather over the last several weeks has been glorious, featuring light breezes from the North and Northeast, low humidity, plenty of sunshine and tempuratures in the mid 70’s. No doubt the best weather in the whole country. Fishing wise it’s been a disappointment, and we are honest enough to admit it! We would expect good Sailfishing by now but it hasn’t happened yet, ditto for the Blackfin TunaÂ which remain scarce as well. Dolphin fishing has been hit or miss. The reef has been the most reliable area to produce action. Heavy chumming with live Pilchards has been producing action from Cero, Tunny, Yellowtail Snapper, Yellow Jacks and assorted other species.