Yesterday we fished with Larry and grandsons John and Robert. It was a little slow, but they did catch a sailfish, a skipjack tuna, 3 bonito, a barracuda, a mutton snapper and a 45 lb cobia.
Then on the evening trip we fished with the Pace High fishing team. They burned it up with a tarpon, a barracuda, 3 jacks and 10 snook.
Thursday evening we caught 3 tarpon on live crabs.
Yesterday we live baited along the edge. We scored with a sailfish, tuna, kingfish, shark, 2 grouper, 3 bonito and 10 snapper.
Then last night we caught a 14 lb snook and then got run off by wind, rain and lightning.
Tuesday we fished with Alex, Curtis and Louise. Thanks to our quick drop off to deep water we caught 3 red snapper in state waters, where we could keep them. We also caught a big kingfish and a bonito.
Tuesday night we fished with Victoria from Children Battling Cancer. She beat cancer and on our trip she beat a big snook and barracuda. Her dad, Oscar caught 2 snook.
Wednesday we fished with John from London, England. He wanted swordfish. He caught, tagged and released a 55 inch swordfish and boated a 70 inch swordfish, plus tagging and releasing two skipjack tuna.
Tonight we had great action. Tom, Bob and Andrew each caught tarpon. Eight more tarpon stole the bait. That is not a common problem for us.
Today we had solid herring at the range, great current, water color a d a good breeze. But fishing was slow. We caught 2 sailfish, 2) 30 lb kingfish, a barracuda and a tuna. What will tomorrow bring?
Don, turning 77 Friday and his Bride Sandy, a.k.a.the Blakes had a super day today.
They caught a sailfish, a 5 foot shark, a cero, a kingfish, a 15 lb mahi, a snook, a barracuda and 2 tuna on 20 lb tackle.
They also caught a sailfish, 3) 15 pound tuna and a 24 lb kingfish on 8 pound tackle.
It was a crazy day from noon to 8 PM.
Today was supposed to be solid rain. No way. Under beautiful skies we caught a nice tuna, a sailfish on the bottom rig, a kingfish, 2 bonito, a big amberjack and in 900 feet of water along a slick with very little grass we caught 19 mahi in one school.
The Dusky seems to have a nose of it’s own, because despite it being pretty early by almost everyone else’s calendar, she sniffed out some fine specimens, getting into the madness each of the 4 trips to leave the dock. These fish are of substantial size by any standards, but gargantuan considering the gear my boat employs when chasing them, which is light tackle, spinning and jigging only, and nothing but artificial lures. My anglers were on fire, and were able to tie into some true stud fish this week. We lost a couple, but also bested 2 of them, both well north of 200 pounds coming in at 74 inches curved fork length and one at 235 pounds, the other at 260. Both fish were taken on topwater plugs, worked on seven and half foot rods and spinning reels, sans-harness!
Angler Jason Ward tied into 200 plus pounds of angry bluefin, looking very relaxed aboard Coastal Charters Sportfishing’s Dusky 256
The tuna that we have encountered have all been on the larger side, and they are on herring which makes for quite the surface feeds as they ball them up and have their way with them, in some pretty shallow, crystal-clear water with the legendary Cape Cod scenery and all it’s attendant glory as a backdrop. The striped bass bite was also off the charts good, as many as one could want, any way they wanted! The weather has been fantastic thus far, and the cooler spring we had should keep the bite going at least through the end of the month if not longer on these larger fish. At no time does an angler have a better shot at that fish of a lifetime on light gear than right now here in my backyard. Why not hop aboard Coastal Charters Sportfishing’s Dusky for a day of adventure and fun?
Today winds and seas were calm. Bait fishing was good. And most important Matt from NY caught 4 kingfish to 30 lbs, a mahi, a 30 lb amberjack, 2 mutton snappers to 10 lbs, 6 bonito and 3 tuna 20 to 30 lbs.
Tonight 5 months pregnant Marina caught a 90 lb tarpon and husband Mark lost one.
Tuna time is on! We had at least a dozen tuna bites yesterday. David and Zach caught 5 tuna 20 to 30 pounds, a 35 lb kingfish, 2 mutton snappers, a big yellow jacks, 2 bonito, 2 mahi and 1 of 3 sailfish.
Then last night the Orvieto family caught 5 tuna, 1 of 2 sailfish, a bonito and a big barracuda.
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