Thursday, August 06, 2009

August Fishing Report 2009

The Tuna are still hammering small lures like my Dallas Darts offshore and especially the humps. Dolphin or Mahi Mahi if you prefer are still a little erratic, but there have been good catches brought to the dock. This full may moon put the whammy on the dolphin bite again, but so far so good.

The snapper, both mangrove and mutton are relocating after their spawn to their normal areas. Nice mutton are being caught at the Seven Mile Bridge mainly on ballyhoo either alive or dead. The Hawks Channel rock piles should start getting loaded with nice size snapper of all varieties now that the spawn is ending.

Yellowtail snapper of the reef are chewing provided you get the current with the wind. The East winds we have been having is just strong enough to screw up the deeper water bite. So the shallower areas of the reef is a better bet for those Jonesin' for 'tails. One nice surprise from the reef was a triple of Cobia hooked up by Bill Alch on the Catch 'em Up at the rubble pile. Good eats those Cobia.

The Bayside reports have been pretty good with plenty of Mangroves and the usual summer suspects like Spotted Seatrout and sharks. The larger 'grovers are coming on fresh ballyhoo tubes.

Flats action is still pretty hot from the reports I have been getting and the full moon should not change that other than you have to pick your tide a little better.

The Last Hurrah Pig Roast is still a go. It would be nice to get a few more side dish volunteers and pig sitters. The pig will be about 120 pounds and slow cooked for about 12 hours. Pecan and hickory will be the smoky flavors used in this roast. Should be a great time.

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

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