The Miami offshore fishing scene continues to challenge anglers in all ways. Continually changing condition on the fishing front is really testing one’s ability to adapt to those conditions. Merely heading offshore and just throwing up a kite and drifting is meeting with limited success at times. Things like changing current direction, wind direction and water color are making things interesting.
On some days just drifting with the kite is only getting us a sailfish or two. But fish a bait in the middle of the water column and you’ll be able to pick up a couple more sails. So with that being said we caught sailfish on almost every trip except for 2 of them. And on one of those two trips we only managed to fish for about 2.5 hours, although in that short amount of time we were able to catch some mahi-mahi and a barracuda.
As I have written in the past couple of months the deeper bite has been the most consistent bite. Be it grouper, snapper, or sailfish deeper has been better for us. Amberjacks, red grouper, yellow jacks and mutton snapper continue to bite well. These fish have been making up the majority of our catch. Instead of waiting 8 hours for 1 or 2 sailfish bites we have been fishing deep and getting rewarded. There has been some mahi-mahi in on the reef which has been great to see.
In addition the kingfish have also started to bite in decent numbers and that should only get better the deeper we get into the upcoming months. The only thing that continues to disappoint have been the tarpon. This may be another year of a late season tarpon run. What I have not seen is anyone really put up any great numbers on tarpon. Well that is all for now follow us on Instagram at Lucky Fishing Charters.
As always please keep our first responders and servicemen and women in our prayers. Until next time Best of Luck…
Capt. Gil Gutierrez, Lucky Fishing Charters