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Miami Fishing Report Summer Fishing

Miami Fishing Report Summer Fishing brings in large catches and a wide variety of sport game fish.  This past week we caught Sailfish up to almost 7 feet, Tunny Tuna to 20 pounds, Blackfin Tuna about 6  Miami Fishing Report Summer Fishingpounds,Tunny Tuna, Kingfish over 20 pounds, Mutton snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Amberjack up to 30 pounds, Grouper to 10 pounds, Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish) to 15 pounds  and Wahoo to almost 40 pounds.  The warm Gulf Stream waters are the migratory home to all of these great Sport Game fish.  In the Summer, the Gulf Stream current is the close to the beach.  This week less than 2 miles out.  Most of the fish we sea are migrating North up to cooler waters.  This primal instinctive urge to migrate to the cooler waters brings a vast variety of Game Fish close to our shore.  With the Deep Reef only a a mile or so off shore and the Gulf stream washing up on top of the Deep Reef, we see all kinds of fish close to shore.

IMG 3435 236x300 Miami Fishing Report Summer FishingMiami Fishing Report Summer Fishing Trolling…

This weeks Miami Fishing Report Summer Fishing was made with a lot of trolling.  This time of year the Sport Game Fish want to see fast moving baits.  We troll six or seven rods with eight or nine combinations of lures and baits and two or three teasers.  We make a lot of commotion on the surface to get the Sport fishes attention.  We use lures, feathers, natural baits like Ballyhoo, Bonita strips and Mullet to get the best surface bites.  We also pull two planers driving baits down to over 60 feet.  Artificial baits like spoons work best on the deep lines.

Miami Fishing Report Summer Fishing… Let’s Go Fishing!

Let’s go Deep Sea fishing Miami!  to become part of our Miami Fishing Report Summer Fishing and have a great fishing charter adventure you can call or text Capt. Jay on his cell at (305) 785-0552 or book your fishing charter online here!  Fore more info you can e-mail Capt. Jay .  See you on the Reef !

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Miami Fishing Report Reef Fishing.

Miami Fishing Report Reef Fishing this week was great.  The conditions were just perfect for a little Yellowtail fishing this week.  We had flat calm seas and a nice north current.  We had about a 4 ounceIMG 3442 2 300x225 Miami Fishing Report Reef Fishing current in 45 feet of water. Wind were light at about 5 knots from the south east.   These conditions let us anchor in the best position for Yellow Tail snapper fishing.  Up current from the reef and just a little out side and deeper.

Once anchored the first step is to put out the ground chum.  We next take a mixed bag of fresh pilchards and thread herring and cut chunks and feed them slowly into the chum slick.   We fish a variety of rigs and baits to target the large variety of predators that work the off shore reefs.  A live pilchard fished on 12lb spinning gear, attached to a 5/0 circle hook and a short piece of #5 wire is fished on the surface. That day we caught a few Kingfish, an Amberjack and a 50lb Reef Shark all on the live pilchard fished on the surface.  The next rig that we fish is a live pilchard on the bottom.  We were using a 30lb rig with a 60lb leader and a 7/0 circle hook.  We use as little lead as possible to keep the bait on  the bottom, today we were using 4 ounces.

Miami Fishing Report Reef Fishing… Yellowtail Snapper Fishing !

Yellowtail snapper fishing off Miami and Miami Beach is a blast.  The fish are smaller, about a pound to maybe just over two pound.  We use mostly   8 – 12 pound spinning gear rigged with small hooks and very light weight.  The hook I like to use is a size 1 offset beak hook in a brown color. We attach a small split shot or light egg sinker (1/64 to 1/4 ) to the rig.  We also use small jigs in the 1/32 to 1/4 ounce wight depending on the current and depth of the water and the fish.  The bait we use can be from small strips of king belly, bonita belly or Ballyhoo.  We also use small sardines, shrimp or glass minnows fished whole.

The trick to Yellow Tail snapper fishing is “float” the bait back into the chum slick.  The Yellow Tail snapper will be suspended off the bottom feeding on bits of the chum, looking for a better meal.  The skill is to be able to find the fish.  How far behind the boat and how deep are they in the water column.  Now, get a bait to them every time and you will get a bite on every bait back.  To find the fish we vary the size of the weight, fishing line and bait. Adjusting the rate of the line flowing off the reel will also adjust the trajectory of the bait.

Miami Fishing Report Reef Fishing… Be Flexible.

The Yellow Tail snapper will move through the chum slick so to keep up with them we will change our rig until we get bites.  When the bites stop coming we change our gig again.  Some times they will be right on the surface and we will fish with out any weight, two minutes later they are on the bottom and we catch them on the rig with a 1/4 ounce.  Be flexible and keep changing until you start catching, if the bites stop, change things until you start catching again!

Miami Fl Fishing Report Reef Fishing… Let’s Go Fishing!

Let’s go Deep Sea fishing Miami!  to become part of our Miami Fl Fishing Report Wahoo and have a great fishing charter adventure you can call or text Capt. Jay on his cell at (305) 785-0552 or book your fishing charter online here!  Fore more info you can e-mail Capt. Jay 

 

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Admin Jun 26
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Miami Fl Fishing Report Wahoo

Miami Fl Fishing Report Wahoo are on the reef.  Every summer the waters off Miami Beach warm up and the Little Tunny Tuna’s make their migration to the north.  The reef comes alive with all sorts andIMG 3044 183x300 Miami Fl Fishing Report Wahoo sizes of the tropical tunas.  Right behind them are the larger predators.  Big “Summer Kings” kingfish, Great Barracuda & the king off catches the Wahoo all come out of the deeper water and follow the tunas on the deep reef off Miami & Miami Beach.

Miami Fl Fishing Report Wahoo on the Reef

We find Wahoo just off shore of the deep reef all summer.  Look in water as shallow as 80 foot and as deep as 600 foot, although were ever the Tunas are is where you will find the wahoo.  To target the Wahoo we will fish with larger double hooked Ballyhoo, Mullet, and fresh Bonita Strips fished deep on planners. We also pull the same baits rigged as “swimmers” on the surface.  Drone spoons in the 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 size also work well fished deep on a planner. Trolling at about 7 knots is effective for us.

Tackle from 30 lb to 80 pound will get the job done. We fish Penn International 30′s with 30 pound line and Penn 30 wide reels with 50 pound line.  Leaders in the 80 to 100 pound works well, and include a short piece of #7 or #8 wire.  Wahoo have super powerful jaws and incredibly sharp teeth.  They can strike a bait at 60+ miles per hour, and take a blistering first run.  We use hooks from 7/0 to 10/0 and a good ball bearing swivel is essential.  Once you hook up,make sure you keep the boat in gear and making way.  That will keep your Wahoo under control and heading towards the boat.  Most pelagic game fish after the first run can be lead by the boat.  stay in gear and a head of the fish.  When you get the Wahoo where you can grab the leader, the boat going a head will keep the Wahoo swimming with you.  That will keep the fish under controll so you can get that perfect gaff shot, and land that fish of a life time! Ok, thats our Miami Fl Fishing Report Wahoo for the week.

Miami Fl Fishing Report Wahoo… Let’s Go Fishing!

Let’s go Deep Sea fishing Miami!  to become part of our Miami Fl Fishing Report Wahoo and have a great fishing charter adventure you can call or text Capt. Jay on his cell at (305) 785-0552 or book your fishing charter online here!  Fore more info you can e-mail Capt. Jay 

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Admin Jun 20
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Dolphin Mahi Fishing Miami

Dolphin Mahi Fishing Miami this week was great.  This past week was the first consistent Dolphin fish (Mahi Mahi) fishing that we have seen.  Dolphin Mahi Fishing off Miami and Miami Beach always IMG 3424 240x300 Dolphin Mahi Fishing Miamibegins to heat up right around Fathers-day.  So the Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) are right on track.  The fish we are talking about are the smaller school fish.  The Dolphin are typically about 3 to 10 pounds and are in large to medium schools.  We find these fish migrating north in as shallow as about 100 feet of water on out to over 1,600 feet of water.  The best fishing tends to be in about 750′ to about 950′. We find fish under almost anything floating.  Patches of sargassum weed and a large piece of wood (palette) can be some of the most productive “floaters”.  Working birds like Frigates, Shearwaters and Gulls will almost always put you on feeding fish.

Dolphin Mahi Fishing Miami on the Spellbound

When Dolphin Mahi Fishing Miami and off Miami Beach we typically “run & gun”.  That means that we will get up in the Tuna Tower and head off shore.  Scouring the Gulf Stream looking for signs of life. We keep 8 – 10 spinning rods at the ready.  The lighter rods have 12 pound line and the heaviest has 30 pound line.  We choose the rods to mach the size of the fish we find.  The Dolphin are brightly colored and easy to spot under “floaters” or feeding beneath birds.  We will also look under floating weed and debris for bait fish, blue runners & assorted jacks.  Using Sabiki rigs we will catch an assortment of “match the hatch” bait to use.

Once we find the Dolphin we cast live baits and cut bait.  As we hook fish always remember to keep at least one fish in the water at all times.  We like to keep three fish on the hook, and rotate landing fish and re-baiting.  Once the fish stop biting or move on, we get on  the move and look for the next school of fish

Dolphin Mahi Fishing Miami… Let’s Go Fishing!

Let’s go Deep Sea fishing Miami!  to become part of our Fishing report Miami june and have a great fishing charter adventure you can call or text Capt. Jay on his cell at (305) 785-0552 or book your fishing charter online here!  Fore more info you can e-mail Capt. Jay 

 

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Admin Jun 13
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Miami Sport Fishing Report

Miami Sport Fishing Report for the start of June is great.  This past week we caught one of the largest King Fish (king Mackerel), a 60 inch long almost 60 pound monster.  We were slow Miami Sport Fishing Report trolling live small bonita “Flips” in the riggers.  We were also pulling a live Flip on the down rigger.  Following a hard blue edge off the middle of Miami Beach in about 135 feet of water, we were looking for a good strike.  Just a few minutes before the king bite, we had a Sailfish on for a few minutes before we pulled the hook.

Miami Sport Fishing Report… The Bite.

I see the live bonita start to race across the surface.  Pinned to an 8/0 hook & connected to 6 feet of #8 piano wire, the live Bonita “flips” out of the water a few times.  In a hurried panicked way, the bait try’s to avoid the mystery predator.  A giant silver streak through the water, ends in huge explosion of water. The line fly’s out of the rigger with a loud snap.  Instantly 200 yard of line is off the reel.  After a 20 minute fight we can see color for the first time, it’s a big fish.  The fish sees the boat and a blazing 50 yard run in a matter of seconds.  Another 15 minutes and the King fish is on the surface just behind the boat.  Violent head shakes, with white water foaming around the great fish.  Some quick boat handling and a great gaff shot from Mike the mate and the king is pinned against the side of the boat.  It takes two people to pull the writhing kicking 5 foot long fish over the gunwale.

Miami Sport Fishing Report… Let’s Go Fishing.

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Admin Jun 4
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Miami Fishing Report Tuna

Miami Fishing Report Tuna… The big Blackfin Tuna show up every year in may and migrate off Miami and Miami Beach through a good part of June.  The fish are typically larger than 15 pounds and  Miami Fishing Report Tunaup to well over 30 pounds.  The tuna‘s bite best late in the afternoon, although we do catch them all through the day.  The Blackfin Tuna’s are found on the edge of the gulf stream and the edge of the deep reef line.  When the two are together, the tuna’s bite the best.  We also find the Blackfin Tuna’s over most of the deep wrecks

Miami Fishing Report Tuna… The Gear.

Most of the Blackfin Tunas on our Miami Fishing Report Tuna we caught either kite fishing with live bait, or on flat lines.  The live baits that we use for tuna in the kite and on the flatlines are: Goggle Eyes, Pilchards & Herring.  The tunas respond best to very active baits.  Fresh live bait caught that day works best.  We also chum with live pilchards if they are available.  Another great trick is we chunk out fresh baits.  Chumming with the chunks really gets the tuna’s attention.  We use mostly 20 pound line and light 50 – 60 pound leaders.  Hook size is chosen to match the bait we are using.  Circle hooks work well.  On light tackle the tunas fight amazing, and the bite is explosive!

Miami Fishing Report Tuna… Lets Go Fishing.

To book your Deep Sea sport fishing charter call or text Capt. Jay at (305) 785-0552 .  You can also E-Mail the Capt. at [email protected].  Spring and summer fishing is just starting to heat up.  This is the time of year for lots of action on a half day  private fishing charter… Let’s Go Fishing!

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Admin May 30
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Miami Fishing Report Kids Fishing

Miami Fishing Report Kids Fishing this week on Capt. Jay’s Spellbound.  We had the privilege of taking quite a few kids on their first deep sea fishing trips this past week.  We caught a bunch of IMG 3358 161x300 Miami Fishing Report Kids Fishingsmaller school size “snake” Kingfish & some larger Amberjacks.  Some light tackle fishing over some shallow wrecks produced a few larger Barracudas and one big Jack Caravelle.

Miami Fishing Report Kids Fishing on the Spellbound.

The adventure begins when the kids board the boat in the Haulover Park Marina on Miami Beach.  For most of our young anglers, this is their first time on a reel Sport Fisherman.  Just the size of the boat, all of the big tackle and the live wells full of larger baits gets the kids exited.  Once we head out the inlet and get the lines in the water the real fun begins.   Then it happens…  “Fish On” .  The first rod bends over.  Line comes off the reel as the clicker screams.  The mate helps guide our kids through the fight… and a few moments later, victory!  Their fist fish comes over the rail.  The excitement and feeling of success pours over the entire group.  If it’s that first fish it does not matter if it is a Blue Runner or a Blue Marlin… They got to catch a fish “this big” !

Miami Fishing Report Kids Fishing More of the Fish…

Our young angles also caught a few Golden Tilefish, Little Tunny and a few Snappers bottom fishing.  The future of our great sport of Fishing, either Deep Sea Fishing, Sport Fishing or just fishing in a lake by the house is in the hand of our children’s parents.  Kids that grow up fishing have a healthy view and respect for nature and the animals that live there.  Those kids spend more time out doors having real fun not “virtual” fun. Parents… Take Your Kids Fishing !

To book your kids sport fishing charter call or text Capt. Jay at (305) 785-0552 .  You can also E-Mail the Capt. at [email protected].  Spring and summer fishing is just starting to heat up.  This is the time of year for lots of action on a half day  private fishing charter… Let’s Go Fishing!

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Admin May 28
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Miami Fishing Report May Kids Fishing

Miami Fishing Report May Kids Fishing has been red hot this week.  The big spawning Greater Golden Amberjacks have shown up on some of the deeper wrecks.  These large fish move in to our area IMG 3327 e1400784131776 239x300 Miami Fishing Report May Kids Fishingevery spring.  They spawn on all of the spring moons, when the currents are the strongest.  The fish are aggressive strikers and hard fighters.  They pull really hard and can make line screaming runs back into the safety of the  sunken wreckage.  We have also seen some good size Kingfish & Blackfin Tuna over the wrecks.

Miami Fishing Report May Kids Fishing… Deep Wrecks.

Miami Fishing Report May Kids Fishing begins with catching the best fresh bait available, each day.  Our bait of choice on the wrecks is a small live bonita.  To target the Golden Amberjacks we fish 50 to 100 foot leaders.  We typically use leader line strengths as light as 50lb and as heavy as 100lb. The hook we like most is a VMC off set circle hook.  Most of the large bottom fish we catch on this hook are hooked perfectly in the corner of the mouth.  We use 3 way swivels with a 1 pound to three pound lead.  The lead is chosen depending on wind, current & size of bait.  We use either fighting chair with a long rod or a standup rod and fighting belt.  We use line as light as 20lb and as heavy as 100 pound.  Depends on angler skill level, strength & conditions of the day.   The depth of the spot and type and size of wreck all are taken in account.

The live bonita is bridled to the hook and dropped to the bottom.  We wind the lead up just enough to not hang on the wreck, and hold on.  Bites come fast and hard!

Miami Fishing Report May Kids Fishing… Shallow Wrecks.

On the shallow wrecks we fish the live bonita’s on light #6 wire with an 8/0 lead hook and a #2 treble hook stinger.  We fish 20 lb to 30 lb line tied directly to the wire leader.  We lower the bait over the wrecks on a down rigger.  Typically we will catch; Kingfish, Great Barracuda, Cobia, Grouper, Amber Jacks & Sharks.  We will also fish a live Bonita on the same rig on the surface.  You can add Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi & Wahoo to the list.

Miami Fishing Report May Kids Fishing… Let’s Go Fishing!

To book your sport fishing charter call or text Capt. Jay at (305) 785-0552 .  You can also E-Mail the Capt. at [email protected].  Spring and summer fishing is just starting to heat up.  This is the time of year for lots of action on a half day  private fishing charter… Let’s Go Fishing!

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Admin May 22
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Miami Fishing Report May Snapper

IMG 3305 300x225 Miami Fishing Report May SnapperMiami Fishing Report May Snapper fishing is just getting started.  This week we caught a few larger Vermillion Snapper and just yesterday we caught an almost 15 pound Mutton Snapper trolling.  Yes trolling for bottom fish.  This is a highly specialized fishing technique.  You can troll for Grouper, Snapper, Jacks and more.

We were fishing with #8 planners in 60 to 120 feet of water.  To get the planers down deep we fish them on 60 pound braid line, and troll just a bit faster than idle speed.  We let the planner back until we feel it hitting the bottom, then reel it in just a little.  That prevents bait from hooking the bottom.

Miami Fishing Report May Snapper Fishing the Rig…IMG 3276 176x300 Miami Fishing Report May Snapper

We fish a double hooked bonita strip or ballyhoo covered with a skirt and or sea witch.  I like to use larger hooks, either 9/0 or 10.  The fish we are targeting
have large mouths and fight hard.  The larger hooks get better hookups and keep the fish on through the fight.  The leaders we use range from 100 pound to as light as 50 pound.  We use the heavier leader when targeting grouper and lighter on the snapper.  Keep in mind the lighter the leader the better the bait will swim.  The more bites you will get.  Leader length is also important.  When fishing a planner we use at minimum a 50 foot leader, and as long at 100 foot.  The farther the bait from the planner the more bites we tend to get.

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Admin May 14
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Miami Fishing Report May

Miami Fishing Report – March: The Spring fishing is some of the best fishing off Miami & Miami Beach.  The action heats up on the edge of the deep reef.  This past week we have been catching some larger KingIMG 32381 225x300 Miami Fishing Report May Fish and Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish) on the troll and live bait fishing.  Kite fishing is also producing some great sailfish action and the Larger Black Fin Tuna.  If you are looking for some “bend the rod” action the little tunny and school kings are bitting best in the mornings.

The highlight this past week has been some great shark fishing.  Some of the largest Scalped “Golden” Hammer Head Sharks of the season were caught over the past week.  The big sharks migrate and mate through our area in April, May and June.  When the conditions are right, wind, current & water quality we are getting great action with these giant Sharks.

Miami Fishing Report May Shark Fishing…

IMG 3242 300x225 Miami Fishing Report MayWe target these large apex predators using whole 3 – 10 pound tuna, kingfish or other large bait fish.  We present the baits in either the kite, on the surface in the riggers, suspended in the mid water or directly on the bottom.

Miami Fishing Report May – Let’s Go Fishing!

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