Hello fellow fisherman! Welcome to my report. I am pleased you are here.
The local report is done as accurately, and honest as possible. No fudging.
Offshore, the fishing has been intermittently good and so-so, from day to day. Some of the species that we have caught over the last few outings have been everything from albies, runners, and rainbow runners on fly and ultra light spin tackle. We also caught kingfish, and snook on live bait. We did see some nice tuna, but haven’t got one lately. The big story is the sharks. Lots of them. Many species from sandbar shark, bull shark, hammerhead shark, and an occasional tiger shark.
The big fish Randy caught this week, was a bull shark estimated at over 500-pounds. This fish was an absolute beast. Personally I have never had one next to the boat this big. Great job Randy! Of course Randy is no weekend angler. I would say he is world class.
We also hooked up, but lost, a monster goliath grouper that was unstoppable.
The water temperature has been a bit low around 78-degrees. Normal should be about 84-degrees. Warmer temps should bring back the snook, and tarpon bite that will peak soon.
Good fishing and and good luck----------<*///><
"You have tried the rest, now try the best." That's a saying on a lot of pizza boxes. To me, that applies to catching some super hard fighting fish.
Many anglers have caught multiple hard fighting species from around the globe that are highly prized. They have caught different “slams” still in my humble opinion, and opinions vary.
False albacore, bonito, hard heads, bombers, footballs, bullets or many other names for these fast-swimming speedsters , have been called, are one of the hardest fighting fish on the planet, period.
I think of them like the Rodney Dangerfield of fish. They got ”no respect”, that is, until you catch one on the fly.
Albies take the bait, and swim as fast as a speeding train, or so it seems. They come up, go down, zigzag, you name it, they do it, all but jump when hooked. They do jump when feeding.
They bring out “Murphy’s Law” too, since they hit so hard, whatever can go wrong, will. If your line is not straight, wrapped around something, or just not perfect on the reel, something will give way, which adds to the excitement.
Then throw in some big bull sharks chasing and trying to eat them, it’s like hooking a fish on steroids. It is truly exciting, even for the seasoned angler.
There are some places that the fish congregate in for a few weeks, and our area, Jupiter FL., is a main hotspot.
We do practice catch, revive and release, so the fish can fight another day.
Let me know if I can show you this amazing fishery, on my boat or yours.
Yesterdays trip was a mixture of various kinds of offshore fish which include: albies, rainbow runners, blue runners, and shark ... LOTS OF SHARKS!
The albies are here in big numbers,these are the big fatties that reach up to 20-pounds. What a blast to catch on the fly. The kingfish were there, but not very cooperative in taking the bait. We had a big quantity of fish caught.
The inshore action was slow. The snook did not want to bite either because of the cooler than usual water temperature, or the dark water.
Leaving Jupiter Inlet on a Winter morning is sometimes a little bumpy. Not today. It was flat calm with a slight NW wind.
The team on board was made up of Bob, Gayle, Paul, and Nancy. We headed north and made a few stops in some choice areas, catching a dozen or so ladyfish, and blue runners on light-tackle.
Then we caught about 15 nice mackerel, and a bluefish up to the northern sector. My guests expressed that fun was had by all.
The bonus was that they took home some mackerel that was skinned and deboned for a nice fish fry. I sure do love fresh mackerel. They taste great and are so heart healthy, like salmon, and sardines. Lot's of omega oils.
Larry, Ken, and Emilee fished the Loxahatchee River and caught 8 jacks on top-water plug, a ladyfish, snapper, and snook on a pretty day that turned a little rainy.
Catching a mixed bag of fish on light, and ultra light spinning tackle, which included jack, runners, mackerel, lane, mutton snapper and losing some nice mystery fish that broke off. I surmise they were grouper.
The action was fast and furious , even thought the boat was doing the real "rock and roll'. The seas that day, were 4-6 foot and building to 5-7'.
The weather was less than favorable on trip day with the winds kicking up to 25-MPH. Seas were posted on NOAA at 5-7 foot with an occasional 9 footer mixed in, just to keep us in the back country. We might have been a little disappointed but plan B turned out to be a relaxing, peaceful, explosive top-water action-packed day with beautiful scenery.
We even saw a manatee or two.
Lucky Gander Mountain winners, Steven and Dave
What a beautiful day to go fishing off Jupiter Florida .The seas were calm, the sky was clear, and the fish were biting.
Using live bait, light tackle, Shimano reels spooled with Trikfish mono line, Trikfish flourocarbon leader, as well as Daichi circle hooks. All available at your local Gander Mountain Store.
Pictured here are lucky trip winner Steven (R) and almost brother in law Dave (L) caught some nice dorado and tuna with a beautiful full moon in the easterly horizon.
Greetings fellow fishing fans!
Cooler morning temperatures and less afternoon showers. October is a transition month to bring in the winter fish such as tarpon, blues ,jack, mackerel, spinner-sharks, and ribbon-fish that are starting to grace us with their presence. Feeding on the finger mullet that are still migrating from the north to the south. Some of those fish will continue migrating with the mullet while others will stay with us.
Even though we still are enjoying some summer species like albies, snook, goliath grouper, skipjack and blackfin tunas, sailfish, wahoo and kings. As the weather cools off most of the summer fish will leave us.
Light tackle and fly fishing for snook, and jack.
Light tackle and fly fishing the mullet schools for the above predators.
Snook and tarpon.
Goliath grouper, cuda, amber jack, snapper, grouper and some cobia.
Dolphin, sails, shark, tunas, wahoo.
Keep in mind that everyday is different, and prevailing conditions dictate
our plan of action.
Randy of Washington DC
Dr Randy from Washington D.C., along with his nephew Sebastian, despite his cold and flu symptoms, did some night snook fishing with light tackle and live bait. The team caught 22 snooks including 4-slot sized keepers that were all revived and released.
Good catching guys ,thanks for being so conservation-minded.
Bill and Bill Jr.
Bill and Bill Jr of PA caught and released 8 snooks of up to 22-pounds inshore.Then offshore, they caught Bonitas and lost a goliath grouper.