"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.
Greetings fellow fishing fans, and welcome to this article! The local accurate fishing report is my objective, whether you are a weekend fisherman or a pro-angler.
Deep sea fishing: This is the peak time of year when it’s possible to catch kingfish in 75-130- foot of water using sardines or greenies for bait. The big smokers will be here, hopefully with the full moon in May, and possibly a few days after, depending on the weather. The fish have been biting both mornings and afternoons. Mutton snapper, blackfin tuna, sailfish, and cobia are a pleasant surprise by-catch.
Nearshore: There are still some pompano, jack, and bluefish sporadically looking for a meal while in our area. They will be gone any day. Tarpon will be migrating here very soon and can be targeted using live silver bait, crustaceans, or Black Death type flys.
Inshore: The catch and release robalo or snook fishing should be heating up along with the weather. These fish will be in many different areas which include mangroves, seawalls, docks, passes, beaches, and believe or not wrecks. Snook will eat live or dead bait and artificial as well. They are a hoot to catch since they take nice long runs, gill-shake at the surface of the water and jump. A highly prized gamefish!