Miami Fishing Report - Knot Nancy Fishing Charters
Capt. Dave Kostyo
January 7, 2017
Miami - Saltwater Fishing Report
The first fishing trip for Knot Nancy Fishing Charters in 2017 was originally going to be a half day charter. As we got into the trip, my group of three anglers wanted to extend to a three quarter day trip.
Renato, Rodrigo, and Marcus picked the right day weather wise. It was day before a scheduled front was to come through the South Florida area and bring us cooler temperatures and some heavy wind conditions.
We started the trip with just enough wind to fly the X-light kite. Within an hour, the wind died off to the point that it would not fly anymore so we brought it in and changed to a different style of fishing. While flying the kite, we also had flatlines out and they produced one kingfish.
My anglers brought up wanting to catch an amberjack. The first two wrecks we dropped on produced no action. At the third wreck, all that changed. The first drop we got a hit almost immediately. AJ number one in the boat for a quick picture and release. On drop number two, once again, we hooked up almost immediately. This time it was a much larger amberjack (weighed in at 33 pounds back at TNT Marine Center)that we kept. Our luck changed on the next three drops. Twice the fish got us back into the wreck and cut us off. The next time we broke the hook as we kept inching up the drag. Time to move to another wreck.
At the next location, as we were moving between two different wrecks, the rod doubled over again and we caught a grouper. The season is closed so we had to release the fish.
Another move produced no action either dropping on a wreck or setting up a drift with flatlines, downrigger, and bottom rod. The final move during the last half hour of the trip produced a very large barracuda that was released after a few quick pictures.
Three tired, smiling, happy angler as we headed back to the marina were already talking about another trip when they come back to Miami for another vacation.
Captain Dave Kostyo
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