Good start to the New Year
Capt. Jorge Fernandez
January 16, 2012
Miami - Saltwater Fishing Report
Offshore the kingfish bite has been good and will continue to improve as we get deeper into the winter months. Free lined live pilchards and herring along with jig and ballyhoo combination have been producing very well. The sailfish bite has also been very consistent with multiple shots a day being the norm. Dolphin are still coming through in good numbers, they are not as big as the fish that came through last month but there are still plenty of gaffers being caught.
The first trip of the year consisted of bottom fishing. On this trip we got 2 Mutton Snappers, 2 big Mangrove Snappers, 5 Cero Mackerels, 2 Black Groupers and a Scamp grouper. (All groupers were released due to the closure).
On the second trip the conditions were beautiful for boating and relaxing but terrible for fishing. The wind was nonexistent and there was zero current. It seemed like we were fishing in a lake Atlantic. We slow trolled the edge between 100 and 150 feet and we were rewarded with a limit of Kingfish. Our next stop was the county wreck where we were able to pick up 3 Mutton Snappers and a 23 pound Almaco Jack.
Our next trip was cut short due to engine trouble. But we were still able fished some good bottom North of Government Cut and got 2 Mutton Snappers and a nice Almaco Jack. From there we moved to the bent range marker and caught 9 Spanish Mackerels, a few Blue Runners and a big Bonito.
I still have plenty of days available, if you want to get out and enjoy the great fishing South Florida has to offer give me a call. If you mention this report I will give you 10% off a full day charter.
Sailfish, Kingfish, Snapper, Mackerel
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