It’s hot! And so is the mahi fishing. Right now the mahi or dolphin fishing is as good as it gets! We are catching mahi on all of our trips. The fish are not that far out which is nice thus it doesn’t require a 20 mile ride out to the grounds. Most of the fish are school sized fish with some bigger fish mixed in. One of the things that we have been doing is mahi fishing for a couple hours and then heading in on the reef to finish off the day. Once the customers have enough mahi for several meals we head to the reef where we have been catching a nice mixed bag of fish.
We are still catching sailfish when the conditions permit. It’s not like sail fishing in February but we are still getting a shot or two per trip. In addition to sailfish there are still some blackfin tunas around. This is probably one of the best years I’ve had for blackfin tuna. And again we were able to catch some this week. Mixed in with the blackfin tunas have been the bonitos. Although terrible on the dinner plate they are a ton of fun on the right tackle. The grouper bite, predictably, has slowed down. Although we got some this week there are becoming a little tougher to find. The mutton snapper bite should only get better as we head in to the summer.
The full moons in June, July and August should be very productive. Kingfish have also been on the reef and we caught some live baiting. This time of year I also start to do yellowtail trips and anchor fishing trips. The change in water temperatures will soon begin to force us to start fishing deeper. While fishing deeper we have also been catching amberjack from 30-50#.
If you’re a dolphin guy this is your time of year the bite in on right now. Give me a call if you want to get in on this action. Please remember our men and women of the armed services and our first responders. Until next time, best of Luck…
Capt Gil Gutierrez, Lucky Fishing Charters