This week was great for the bottom fishing chicken rigging once again. Porgies, triggers, lanes and bealiners are making for a lot of fun and great eating. Kings were slow, but they are starting to get active once again. It’s the same old song and dance: live bait to the reefs while chicken rigging, and always keeping an eye out for cobia swimming to the boat and the lurking maui. The beach is covered with live bait right now; loads of mullet and bunker. There’s predators all over it, too, including sharks, reds, jacks, blues, and some snookers in the mix, as well.
Man what a great week we had! Absolutely insane fishing along with some of the best weather we seen for the year to date. Flat calm, no storms, cool morning breeze and the fishing insane. So many MAHI MAHI all over the ocean — you can literally walk on them.
Now that dorian is gone, we can finally get back out. We ran three trips on Saturday, but there was not a whole lot to it. The water was mud till roughly 220.’ Between three boats, we got nothing trolling. We tried some AJs, and had a few, but they would only eat live bait and wanted nothing to do with a jig. Kings were gone, as expected they would be with brown water. Mullett were the only live bait to be had. No bunkas around, but let’s see what the week brings. Hopefully the water goes back to normal, and I’m sure it will in short order.
Not a bad week once again. Bunker was easy to get everyday without issue. Starting from the beach line to offshore, sharks and tarpon continued to provide rod bending action every day. For reliable tarpon hookups, use 60 lb fluoro with 8/0 circle hooks. Some of these fish are BIG, so be prepared to chase a few down. Early morning light has been the best.
8A and Pelican. That’s what you need to know for the week. As of lately, it has been one, or the other — or both. Honestly, it’s just the luck of the draw. Kings, Mahi, and Sails are all in full force.
This week was fantastic. Bait was easy as we got our fill with just one or two throws of the cast net in the morning along the beach. There have been bunker flipping all over from the Brown condos to the pier.
Kingfish continue to fire pretty good right now. We have fished from Pelicans big bend to the lumps to north of the pitman. Seems like the kings are just out there and in good numbers. Most every trip from morning to afternoons are limiting out daily. Just watch out for the storms. They have also been very consistent…