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What do we catch?-An annual Guide

Like any other guide, know that it all depends on how quickly temps warm up in the spring. After this, fishing has always been dependent on time of year, bait source, time frame, and “weather is whether.”  You can be here the right time, right place, and we bend to nature!

Spring (May-early June)

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We always look for the waters to warm and stabilize! Ocean when possible we may see small shark, small bottom fare, then finally the taylor bluefish run. When the run is on, numbers can go a healthy double /triple digit. As we move farther into the beginning of summer everything begins to move!

June (mid to late) July

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Blues continue on tap as well as Spanish mack!

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High migratory species of drum

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cobia,

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occasional shark move as the food source moves.

July-August-September

Moving through the summer into Fall  fish are like people. They can get too hot, too cold, full, up all night-they are a bit like a bad teenager!

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We look for all the above species consistently but each has a rough “show time” in season.  More Spanish, some blues, occasional shot on the migratory species or triggerfish on the wrecks (sometimes you can reach them on half a day sometimes you cannot reach triggers on half a day trips due to which wreck they may inhabit) round out the list. We also fish the backside throughout for blues, trout, flounder etc. Some days you can see the entire nearshore/inshore fleet backside working that territory.

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We also have all day nearshore trips which can run from the backside (previous )all the way out 20plus miles. This is highly dependent on conditions. You just never know! **below you will see one family dockside photo with 7 people. We are regulated to 6 passengers in your group-this shot is of regular customers whose entire family is always there to meet them!

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This year blue line tilefish is considered a no go so that puts us on Amberjack(aka donkey grouper) and a deep water troll. Love that when the weather is great (being flexible helps folks) and the conditions are good! You just never know!

Mid September-October

LOVE the Fall! No lines, no waiting, yes still hurricane season but the macks are still here, blues, the albacores eventually move along and it is just great to breath!

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These are false albacores(above) and please note some folks eat them and some release them. It is a red meat strong fish so it is there for a great pull! If you feel overwhelmed, do not be! We personally can take up to three trips a day when in height of season. And have!

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The best thing to remember is fishing is fishing not an aquarium overall. Our day is always wrapped in getting you on a bite and letting you enjoy the water. We fish rain and shine-all boats do. Bring what you need to eat, drink, and wear! You can see by the boat profile we have cabin space should you want it as well as shade!

I look forward to another great year as last year I finished up again with phenom folks who just wanted to hook it up period! Yes, you can get a skunk where you catch nothing-most of the time we hope that isn’t the case but..it is fishing! What should you do? Bring your family, look for the dolphins, catch a few, just relax and don’t make a list-it is the beach!

I am actively booking as folks have their cottages and hotels-looking to escape to the beach. You can call us on the spot if you wish but if you know when you are coming in, I would get on the books if there is a day you simply have to have. If there is a specific species you are interested in, please call us directly, book with us directly-and we will tell you the time frame and such that will increase your shot! We have many trips for many budgets so it never hurts to ask. Just call us personally to inquire.

Thanks to those who have booked! I know, cold this year!!!!

for those emailing and calling-we have already begun!

Viv McPherson

 



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