Thursday, May 15, 2008

Big Dolphin Moving In and More!

I have been waiting to post this for over a month. The big slammer dolphin are here and chewing finally! I had been seeing slammers the last few trips but they were in no mood to play. Now that the winds are getting back to normal they are turning on. There have also been quite a few respectable size wahoo caught and the black fin and skip jacks are pretty easy targets.

Inshore the yellowtail are thick, the Big Mangroves are on the reef and the muttons are getting ready to spawn. Big kings are eating some of the 'tails so a balloned 'tail on wire might produce the biggest king you ever hooked into. I have been picking up a good size black grouper or two to spice things up. Speaking of grouper, the FWC is planning a closure from December through March on all grouper. Also starting June there will be a Gulf reef fish gear change. Circle hooks only, venting tool and approved de-hooking device. Ah, will the regulations ever end.

Wreck fishing is almost impossible right now with all the big sharks. If you want to tangle with a bull or hammerhead over 300 pounds now is the time. Tarpon are still thick and even willing to take a fly if you are so inclined. If you like to just relax and catch a nice mess of fish the bay is the place. Nice 2 to four pound mangroves and sea trout.

If you have been waiting for the bite to start it is time to pull the trigger and get your butt down here.

Marathon in the Florida Keys should be your next fishing vacation destination. Join us for charter fishing, fishing guide trips or our fishing 101 so you can fish on your own with better success.

Tight lines,

Capt. Dallas

1 comment:

  1. Dolphin are great. And have seen bigger fish this year.