Late Spring Action
Good Hit Sportfishing in South Florida, fishing out of Fort Lauderdale Beach at Bahia Mar Marina. The King Mackerel have finally arrived in big numbers, catching your limit trolling is not out of the question. Lots of bites on the kite with live Goggle Eyes and Pilchards. If you want to really catch them, use planners with Bonita and Mullet Strips. The colors that have been working recently has been Pink and Green.
The Blackfin Tuna and Mahi Mahi arrived in the middle of April. The best time to fish for the Tunas is late in the afternoon. Kitefishing and flatline pichards have worked the best for us, if you can find Herring they work great as well.
For the Mahi, when there is a strong East wind, the Dorados are usually found in 120-300 ft deep, eating anything in sight. When the wind subsides and the seas are calm, you really need to find a decent size piece of debris or weed line, something define to fish to.
Along with the Blackfins, the Wahoo’s have made an appearance recently. A few local boats are getting shots at Wahoos during the full moon and the days around it. Last week we caught our limit of Kingfish by mid-morning and decided to head out to the fish in deeper water. We didn’t make it to 500’ of water before catching this Stud Wahoo on the Blue Spoon.
The fish ate a 3 1/2” Blue Spoon on the #4 Planner Board, 200 feet behind the boat.
Opening Grouper season started May 1st, the Gag Groupers have been bitting on the shallow wrecks 100’-175’. The best bait in my opinion is large live Pilchards on the bottom.
I hope everyone enjoys my post, Make sure to get out for Grouper Season.
Remember the Regulations- 1 Gag or Black within the 3 grouper aggregate, min size 24"TL.
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