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March 2016

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March 22  |  Blog  |   CaptainBrad

Fishing during the month of March has been steady if unspectacular. King Mackerel have been a main stay for those seeking action. We have been catching them regularly up to about 25lbs using live bait and 15lb test spinning outfits. These fish are hard fighters on this type of gear. Yellowtail Snapper have also been abundant during the month. This has fit the bill for those interested in good eating fish. Yellowtail require a bit of finesse to hook and then are scrappy fighters. Mixed in with the Yellowtail have been, Mutton Snapper up to 12lbs and a few out of season Grouper as well as Amberjack, Little Tunny and Cero. For our clients who are looking to tangle with big fish, there has been a steady bite of Bull Sharks. We have caught and released numerous Bulls during the month weighing between 300-400 pounds. Dead bait trolling has produced Blackfin Tuna particularly during the later afternoon. Sailfish remain relatively scarce although there have been signs of improvement as the month has gone on. Sailfish should become much more abundent as we move into April.

March 9, 2016

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March 9  |  Fishing Reports  |   CaptainBrad

Yellowtail Snapper fishinglight tackle KingfishKey West Shark fishingStandup harness for big fishKey West KingfishAmberjack caught in Key WestThe wind continues to blow with just the occasional calm day inbetween. Fishing has been fair over the last several weeks. The King Mackerel action is steady in several locations and we’ve been targeting them with live bait fished on 15lb test line, good fun on that light tackle. We have also been producing some outstanding catches of jumbo sized Yellowtail Snapper, fish between 22″-25″ or 3-4 pounds. Great eating fish. We have also been catching a few Mutton Snapper, Cero, Little Tunny, Amberjack. and various Shark species. Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi, and Wahoo remain scarce.

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