Spring in Miami is the Peak of the Fishing Season
Capt. Freddie David
March 6, 2013
Haulover Inlet - Saltwater Fishing Report
Once again we are coming towards the tail end of winter and the beginning of Spring. Sportfishing Miami in the spring is my favorite time of year to fish South Florida. There are a variety of species close to shore which makes Miami a magical destination this time of year. Yes, the weather will start warming up but the good thing about the spring is that the humidity is still low and the fishing is fantastic! If giant tarpon on the beach is your thing, or you prefer the deep blue for sailfish, swordfish, shark, dolphin , tuna, and wahoo. Now is the time to go.
I started the month of February with a few swordfish trips. We caught fish on every trip with one big one over five hundred pounds. March and April are when the big swordfish migrate to South Florida. It is not uncommon catching one of these beautiful fish over three hundred pounds this time of year.
Over the past two weeks we have been getting consistent cold fronts which has improved our sailfish bite. My brother who skippers the L and H had a magnificent week catching 75 sailfish in 5 days. That's an average of 15 sailfish a day and God knows how many other bites he had. I have heard of three white marlin and two big yellowfin tuna caught as well this past week. We don't see many white marlin off our coast but now thru April is going to be your best time to catch one. I have been doing well on dolphin this past month with the biggest one being 42 lbs caught under a frigate bird in 300 ft of water. If you put your time in, fishing the deep water this time of year, you will find quality mahis. The kingfish are starting to show up but not in any good number s. I have had a few good days fishing for king mackerel but also some bad days mixed in. As we get closer to spring, look forward to more kingfish action with some smokers(50-60 lbers) mixed in.
Moving to inshore, the tarpon bite is on. Drifting live shrimp on the beaches are your best bet. While tarpon fishing you will also have many ladyfish, bluefish, lizard fish, Spanish mackerel, and jack crevelles as by catch. If you have kids that like action and calm water , tarpon fishing is the way to go.
I look forward to fishing Miami the next few months. This is a great time to see lots of fish coming in the boat. Your alternatives are endless. Give me a call and lets make it happen.
Capt. Freddie David
Sailfish, Dolphin (mahi-mahi) & Swordfish
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