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Epic Catches

Capt. Bouncer Smith
September 14, 2018
Miami - Saltwater Fishing Report

What a month!

Since last we reported we have had some epic catches.

On August 11th I joined R J Boyle, John Bassett and John Barfield in the Nickel Swordfish Tournament. We started fishing at 7 AM. We got a bite at 8. We boated a monster at 10 AM and then fished till 2:30 PM.

This was the only swordfish caught by 12 boats that day. It was a 558 pound beast and set a new record for the largest swordfish ever in a southeastern United States Swordfish Tournament.

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A couple weeks later we enjoyed a great Cubera snapper run. We fished these lobster eating critters for 3 nights. We caught 3 one night, 10 one night and 8 the last night. Our biggest was an estimated 100 pounds.

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We had some slow trips both along the edge and offshore during the end of August.

Lately we have had good action with snapper, mahi and some wahoo.

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We had a super bay trip with some young kids and their dad. They caught 40 or more assorted snappers, 2 African pompano , 3 Big jacks and a huge barracuda.

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Yesterday we tried for swordfish. We lost one 15 feet from the boat and caught one estimated at 90 pounds. This is prime swordfish season and we have some trips available.

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We look forward to the fall migrations starting any day now. Mullet schools will fire up bluefish, snook, Tarpon, sharks and more.

Snappers will fire up along the reefs and swordfish and Small tunas will please offshore anglers along with mahi and wahoo.

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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