Thursday, June 02, 2011

Dolphin are Nuts but the Wind is a Little High

Everybody that is braving the seas is bringing home nice catches of good size dolphin even a few very nice slammers. The bigger fish have moved closer inshore and starting next week it looks like the winds will lay down. It is freezer filling time if you are so inclined.

The winds have not been too bad most days, it is just hard to pick a good day in advance. For the bigger boat guys, over 25 foot, it is very fishable as is with 15 to 20 knot winds. A little sporty for most of my regular guys in the 19 to 23 footers. Last week I was able to get in to decent size fish close, but those fish are now running about twice the size. Most of the schoolies now are right at the gaffer border with plenty of legitimate gaffer size, over 10 pound fish.

The snapper are starting to move to the reef for the spawn. There are plenty more yellowtail ready to bite than last month and a lot better average size. Remember grouper are legal again. So if the wind kicks up some switching to grouper/snapper is a good way to save a trip.

I am still trying to figure out how to edit videos and get them to load properly. The raw video will load just fine, but after editing something is not playing well with youtube. I have several older videos parts from earlier this year that I want to get online. Most is not that impressive because when a good fish is hooked up I am a little bit more concerned with getting the fish than the video. I do have some bay side mackerel fishing that got interrupted by a bunch of black tip sharks and an easy yellow tailing trip with lots of action but no monsters.

Anyway, watch the weather and try to get down next week if you can for the bigger dolphin. About the end of the month it will be full swing snapper catching 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