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Big Boy Bites

Capt. Bouncer Smith
August 12, 2016
Miami - Saltwater Fishing Report

Boy! August is off to a great start for catches, but we are sitting at the dock too much.

Last Sunday we had a swordfish trip. When our bite came, it was so powerful we thought we had hung the bottom.

Nope, it was moving and we were hooked up. Two and a half hours later we finally got to meet the huge swordfish that had swallowed our Bait Masters squid. This swordfish was 98.5 inches from the tip o0f the lower jaw to the fork of the tail. It was 146 inches overall. We are confident that it was about 400 pounds with it's huge girth at the belly, but slim tail. Mohamed finally got his big swordfish. Captains Tony and Josh did a great job on every move.

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Then yesterday we had some great young men out. All long time friends on a fishing reunion after their freshman year at 5 different colleges. Off to a quick start, they caught a bonito and a sailfish on the first drift. Catching numerous bonito, a couple kingfish and barracudas, a tuna and an almaco jack, they finish the day with a second sailfish to make the day.

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It has been a great summer for swordfish, sailfish and tuna, but we all want to know where the mahi have gone. Will they show up tomorrow?

Look for lots of small tuna in 200 to 800 feet of water over the next couple of months. We are closing in on the best swordfish time of the year. Vermillion, mangrove and yellowtail snappers are in prime time over the coming weeks. Let's get out and catch some.

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Capt. Bouncer Smith

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A 33 foot center console charter skiff operated by Bouncer. Bouncer has over 40 years full time experince guide fishing off south Florida. He is a master at the pursuit of sailfish, tarpon, swordfish and many other popular gamefish. The boat sails from Miami Beach Marina, which is located on South Beach at the mouth of Government Cut. We are only a couple minutes from the fishing grounds. Bouncer enjoys fishing with beginners and is popular among the most knowledgable expert anglers.

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Challenge To Inc
1521 Alton Road, #505
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 305-439-2475
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