Thursday, April 05, 2007

The Winds are Laying Down

Finally, the winds have laid down and we can get offshore without getting our butts kicked. The full moon killed the dolphin bite yesterday, but the crew had a great time.

We saw plenty of fish, just could not get them to start chewing. Of the four boats I talked to, only one caught a keeper. We saw a couple of billfish, as did the other boats, but not even a sniff.

Now that the moon is getting smaller, things should heat up. The water on the reef has been clear with very little current so the 'tail action is slow. Grouper are biting, but finding a keeper size is tough. You have to hit several spots most days to find one.

Tarpon are showing at the bridge better, so get ready for some action. Permit have been spotty at Marathon, because of the wind, so that should heat up too. Won't be long until they move to the wrecks for spawn.

The boats are getting booked up fast! So plan ahead for your trip. I am sticking to the guide trips until I get the new boat. For you hardy salts, I am working with three or four big boats for offshore in weather. (booking not fishing with them) Check the Native Sun and Best Bet links plus Captain Pips has a 36 footer that is catching fish.

Tight lines,


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