Fall Fishing is on Fire

November 04, 2017 by Jesse Gawlik

Trip Info

The Catch
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Nearshore: The King Mackerel bite has been best in the 35ft-65 ft of water.  We are pulling small blue/white, red/white black/purple Ilanders rigged with small ballyhoo on the inside out riggers and red/white Ilanders rigged with small ballyhoo on the outside outrigger.  White/sliver Drone spoons on #6 or #8 planners with 50 ft 100 lbs florocarbon leaders has been the go to lure for kings.

Offshore: 30 - 45 mile mark. Mahi bite has been solid and should remain good through out the next few weeks. This week the bite was great in the 40 mile range south east of the inlet over ledges while the tide is falling.  We are using the same lures we are using for kings. We have been catching our limit of king mackerel almost each trip. Kings range from 15 lbs - 30 lbs. Pulling skirted medium ballyhoo on the outside riggers has been very productive. We have been running 2 planner rods one with #3 planner and white/blue jr ilander close to the boat. And second planner rod with #8 planner and white/sliver droon spoon 100 ft-125 ft from the boat.

Gulfstream: The Wahoo, Black fin and Mahi bite has been best in 30 – 50 fathoms.  Wahoo have been biting black/purple Ilanders rigged with large ballyhoo on planner rods. The Mahi and Blackfin Tuna bite has been steady in 25 – 30 fathoms. Pulling small blue/white and green/white Ilanders rigged to small ballyhoo on outriggers has been working best. Also small green/white and black/purple skirt rigs have worked really good to land Tuna and Mahi. We have been pulling these rigs in front of the outside outrigger. Running them about 10 ft apart.

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