After all the bad weather we had in June, not everyday but more than enough, last Wed.-Tues. the weather could not have been better. Seems like we are into a normal summertime pattern now with light winds and the occassional thunderstorm. The fishing is very good right now offshore. There are a lot of Tuna around the Floaters along with a few Mahi Mahi, and billfish seem to be everywhere. The rip lines are starting to form up now that there is a little more current offshore so there should be plenty of Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Billfish caught. Capt. Alex went 8 for 15 on wahoo, most of them hitting Rapala X-Raps and Wahoo Bombs, he caught them with the A. Biddy group while fishing the grass line last Saturday, the largest went 40lbs. but there was a good mix of different size fish on it. I fished the line on Sunday, very briefly with the J. Long crew, and we went 3 for 3 on 20-30lb. Mahi-Mahi, all of them hit the blue and white Ilander. We did have a couple of billfish come up in our spread which consisted of different colored ilanders, but they were only after the chicken dolphin that were harassing our baits. We tried trolling a few chicken dolphin but had no luck on Marlin. So it should be excellent fishing over the next few weeks for these species. The tuna bite has been steady but it has been fast. It was usually first thing in the morning and then it would shut down until later in the afternoon. Most days if you didn't have them by 10:00 a.m. you were out of luck. But, there are a lot of Tuna out there and if that is what your targeting you should have no problem at all. Most of our Tuna are being caught on live bait, but, if you can get the right cast in some are hitting top-water lures. Most of the tuna fish were catching are averaging between 90-and 100lbs. and so you definitely know you have something on the other end. Some days they were in fairly close (25 miles out) and other days you had to make the longer runs (40-60 miles out). Red Snapper are as plentiful as ever so no problem there. For those of you who like to fish for reef fish species, such as mangrove snapper, grouper, and cobia the bite has been very good for them as well.
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