Plenty of Sharks to be had, both small and large, while the Mackerel bite has all but disappeared. Kinda surprised that we haven’t seen any Jacks cruising the nearshore waters yet. but remain hopeful that they arrive our way soon. I don’t do the backwaters for Reds or Trout this time of year, mainly because its hit or miss and not even close to the caliber of fishing that awaits us this coming Fall. I may try to do some nearshore reef fishing this week, but I hate to go out there when it basically sucks by all accounts. Oh well, there are always Big leaping Blacktips and large tenacious Bull Sharks to play with, and hopefully there will be more variety by weeks end. Ill keep you posted.
You like Sharks? If you do, there are plenty of em. Behind the Shrimp Trawlers there lies some big beasties that continue to do their best Tarpon impersonation when hooked up. The nearshore sandbars and river mouths are producing as well but not in the numbers were accustomed to by now. We caught some nice Spanish Mackerel live baiting at a nearshore reef one day, but weather conditions haven’t allowed many boats to comfortably fish it the last few days. The weather is kinda sketchy over the next couple of days but should improve soon after. Most likely am done with Redfishing till this coming Fall, so hopefully some Jacks, Ladyfish, Mackerel and others start to arrive in our inshore waters soon. Thanks for checking us out and tight Lines to all in the coming week.
Fished this past weekend and spent entire time in the Shrimp Boats wakes battling Large Blacktips and Spinner Sharks that put on an aerial show that would make even the most acrobatic Tarpon proud. Really incredible leaps and altitude right next to the boat. Cool indeed. I have been working on the boat, which is in dry dock, the last several days. New engine, new electronics, new everything except the 32yr old hull that has logged a lot of miles over time. We should be back in the water by the coming weekend and fishing by the 1st of the coming week. No Mackerel or Jacks around just yet. The Cobia bite in and around the northern end of the island has been good from all reliable sources, and a few early arriving Tarpon have been caught there as well. I’m hoping that a few of these fish might hang a U-turn and come a few miles South for a visit. Its been a weird and sad last couple of months and especially this past week. Lets all show each other much respect and love, and if you get a chance,,,, Take a Kid Fishing!!!