Variety of Fishing
Capt. Mike Busse
January 30, 2017
Pompano Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report
The fishing the past few weeks has been good for some and fair for some. We have been mainly fishing on the edge for sailfish. There has been good days and fair days catching sailfish. The fair days are the days with slow or no current and green water pushed in. The good days are the days with good north current and blue water. We have managed to catch sailfish on most of our trips, our best day catching and releasing 3 out of 5 sailfish . The days where we only caught one or no sailfish are the days with little or no current. On those days there was very little wind and we were unable to fly the kite. When we have those days we switch to slow trolling live bait. This method can be a very effective and it was, as we managed to catch our target species in sailfish and a few decent kingfish. We have not had any Mahi show up the past few weeks. This is fairly normal this time of year. I do receive quite a few calls this time of year asking to catch Mahi. I know a lot of people down on vacation really want to catch a Mahi, but they are not very abundant this time of year. Your best bet for catching fish is fishing on the edge from 80 ft to 300 ft. You can catch a variety of fish from Sailfish, Kingfish, Wahoo etc.. Don't get me wrong we do manage an occasional Mahi or two. This is the exception not the rule.
We have not had any Swordfish trips the past few weeks. The Swordfish seemed to be biting fairly well, as a few other boats I talked to managed to catch a swordfish or at least have a bite or two. This time of year you don't have too many days with calm weather so you have to be ready when the opportunity is there. Most of the Swordfish being caught are around 70 to 100 lbs. But you never know as the next fish can be over 300 lbs.
From now thru March is probably the best time to catch sailfish. Also Swordfishing is really good if the weather and wind cooperate. I have some days still open in February so give me call or send me an email and lets catch you that Sailfish or Swordfish you have been dreaming about.
Catch Em Up,
Capt. Mike Busse
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