This week I’m going to highlight one of our captains. In The next several weeks there will be a new captain to showcase. I figured I’d change up the usual reports just a bit. FYI, fishing was very good this week for all the captains. Fish cooperated once again. Bottom went well with Ajs and a few grouper. Plenty of triggers and lanes. The mighty king macks also started to make a steady appearance.
As I start these quick weekly reports I’m always thinking of how to sum up a week differently. To continue for the 5/6th week in a row saying how fishing was outstanding is almost an anomaly — but it really was yet another incredible week.
Another outstanding week offshore out of the Port! I swear, this is the best time of year! Water temps are dropping and the fish are starting to turn on a little. Still no kings, but plenty of other species like COBIA! We are limiting out every single day with them.
Moving offshore, we’ve come across very few kingfish lately. Hopefully we will see them show back up very soon. This fishery is a staple of our business, and without them, we’d be pretty screwed at times. Fortunately, this week, we’ve still managed to put fish in the boat.
Another week has come and gone. I’m going to say thank you to my captains that make this operation run. The front lines of the TEAM. I had the honor to fish some with them this week and had an absolute blast. We didn’t care what we caught and we crushed it. Yes, we had perfect conditions, but to fish 5 bottom rods, including Captain Billy with the electric 12 hook rig, we still had zero tangles.
Cobia is the name of the week. Many have been seen and caught. They’re free swimming, they’re on rays, they’re on turtles — and we’re even catching them trolling the reef — they’re all over the place! It’s just that time of year and the water temps are well suiting them.
This week was not bad fishing out of the port, assuming you could find the fish. They have been especially scattered and locating them has been tricky. 8A and Pelican are both a decent run to make if you can’t find them. We are seeing nice numbers of cobia and black fins all week, and a few sails, too. The cobia have been on rays and leatherbacks in good numbers, though lacking in size.