A little bit of this and a little bit of that
Capt. Jorge Fernandez
July 21, 2011
Miami - Saltwater Fishing Report
The fishing on the reef and wrecks has been very consistent with good catches of Amber Jacks on the wrecks and Yellowtail and Mangrove Snappers on the reef. I also continue to have good success trolling for Black fin Tuna in the evenings.
Fished with Hector, Hector Jr., and Jorge the trip was a 4 hour evening which consisted of trolling for Black fin Tuna and jigging for Amber Jacks. We caught 3 out of 4 Black fins, 2 small Dolphin and 2 Amber Jacks the weight 32 and 35 pounds.
Joel and Alex wanted to do an evening snapper trip. We met at the marina at 5:30pm; since it was still a little early we decided to troll for about an hour for tuna. That decision paid off with 1 Black fin and 2 Bonitas for bait. We anchor in 32 feet of water at around 7:00pm by 9:00pm we had our limit of Mangrove and Yellowtail Snappers and called it a night.
Ricky, Mary and D wanted some snappers for a fish fry they were planning. We met at the marina a 6:00pm and we headed to the reef, anchored up in 35 feet of water and put out the chum. By 10:00pm we had our limit of snappers and called it a night.
Jeff, Mike, Chris and Phil from Sarasota want to do a half day trip. We decided to do a morning trip and try to stay away from the heat in the middle of the day. Picked up the crew at 7:00am and made our first stop on the reef where I marked a lot of fish on my fish finder. After an hour of chumming and only two legal Yellowtail to show for our efforts I decided to hit the wrecks and do some vertical jigging. Our first drift produced a 28 pound Black fin Tuna and a Bonita, we did about 8 more drifts and got one more Black fin of about 10 pounds.
On the June full moon we went to Bimini for the Mutton Snapper run. The Mutton bite was very slow we only boated 6 from 13 to 18 pounds. We made up for the slow Mutton bite by filling the cooler with Black Grouper, Hogfish, Yellowtails Snapper, Yellow eye snappers and a couple of Mystic Groupers.
Miami Fishing Forecast:
Remember the Mangroves and Yellowtail Snappers will be spawning on the reef until the first or second week of August. Give me a call and enjoy a good evening of fishing.
Mangrove/Yellowtail Snappers, Amber Jacks, Mahi Mahi
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