Fishing continued to be good this month. September and October are transition months for the fish. The fishing can sometimes be unpredictable, but every trip out has been very successful. The mahi fishing has definitely slowed down since July and August. But there are still some fish to be caught. We have been concentrating on the edge of the reef most of the month, since the mahi fishing slowed. And we have not been disappointed! We have been drifting a mix of dead sardines and live blue runners the past couple of weeks and having great success with a variety of fish. One trip we caught 2 big black tip reef sharks, 2 barracudas, 10 keeper mutton snapper, 2 bonito, and 2 nice kingfish. This was all on dead bait. Another trip we caught multiple sharks, lots of mutton and vermillion snapper, and a few amberjacks. On Wednesday this past week using live blue runners that we caught on a local wreck, we had a great half day catching a variety of fish. We fished between 150 and 130 feet drifting live bait on the surface and dead bait on the bottom. In 3 hours we caught 3 nice gaffer mahi and a 25 pound mahi. We also hooked into multiple bonito, and some mutton snapper and sharks on the bottom. Fishing is really fun right now! The mullet run is starting to trickle down the beach, and when it gets good the tarpon fishing will be outstanding. We should also be getting a better push of good size kingfish soon on the edge of the reef. Lets get out and catch a variety of fish in a short time on the reef!!!
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