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Old Lure Fools Big Wahoo

Capt. John Barker
August 12, 2014
Miami - Saltwater Fishing Report

An old saying from the Castaway Docks: "In the month of May, put the kites away. In the month of June break out the spoons." I know it's not June, but it's still summertime…

An international family reunion group in Miami booked the Blue Waters 2 for a day of offshore fishing. Captain John had already arranged for a live bait delivery so they bombed offshore as soon as the guests boarded. They run far offshore to run and gun for dolphin.

They found weed patch after weed patch about 12 miles offshore. When they spotted fish under the weeds, the mate cast live pilchards in front of the fish. They were rewarded with two quick fish, but the rest of the fish refused to eat.

After finding patch after patch with fish which would not eat, the crew changed tactics. Captain John put out a trolling spread out with baits, lures and an old salty planer with a drone spoon. Not 10 minutes went by when a 43 pound wahoo crashed the spoon. After a spirited fight, they were able to boat the trophy fish.

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In the next four hours, the trolling produced skipjack tunas, a chunky blackfin tuna and a countless number of bonitas – all the bonitas were released. This delivered non-stop action from start to finish and the family was thrilled. Upon our return, they booked a charter in October to target the fall sailfish run.

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Captain John Barker
305-373-5016 (24/7)

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The Blue Waters II Fishing Charter boat out of Miami offers half and full day charters. Located in downtown Miami's Bayside Marketplace, we are just minutes from the deep sea fishing grounds where we will catch sailfish, shark, dolphin and more. All tackle included with a fun loving crew. Mention this ad and we will furnish free beverages and dry snacks. There are different species every month so call and ask what is running. We also run private sight seeing cruises-your party maximum six.

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Ace Blue Waters Charter, Inc.
1470 NE 123rd Street
Suite 114
North Miami, FL 33161
Phone: 305-373-5016
Alt. Phone: 305-333-7921
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