This last week things definitely picked up on the beaches. The roosters are still picky and you have to present the fly correctly and they will eat. We are still seeing some rooster fish spawning, so again just keep fishing hard and you might get lucky.
The photos are of Clinton Issac from Australia. Clinton got two fantastic rooster fish off the beach recently and we had a blast. I had a great time with him and we even took a day off to play golf.
Jim Troyer had many good roosters chase, plus a few eats, but he could not get one to stay hooked up. We had fun and the experience was great. He did get this nice Jack that is pictured here.
As far as outside goes the fishing remains pretty good. The Marlin bite has slowed down a little but there are still plenty of fish to make it interesting.
We also have scattered dorado and they are all big fish! We are not seeing any schooling dorado but the ones we are seeing are
big. The tuna have been on one day and off the next. You need to find the right school of porpoise. Many schools of porpoise are holding tuna,but they are not all eating every day. You need to be one of the first boats on the school to see great numbers.
Tropical storm Erik came through and passed without effecting the fishing much at all. There are still some patches of Green water near the beaches but for the most part the water has cleaned up nicely. This week we have seen some big spawning rooster fish on the beaches. Most are over 20lbs, but they are picky… Although they are spawning there is no shortage of fish to take shots at!
The outside is fishing really well right now. Currently we have tuna with porpoise and the average tuna are anywhere from 15-150 lbs. In the mix we are finding striped marlin and some really big dorado. None of the dorado are in schools and are all single fish. However, they are some of the biggest dorado we have seen this season.
The season is going well and there is no shortage of species to fish for in a day. If you have any questions about trips please give us a call and we are happy to assist.
Last week I had the pleasure to have Enrico Puglasi fish with me. Over the days we fished together we tested some amazing new fly patterns and created some new ones as well. A cold front came through and really effected the beach fishing. We fished the beaches for several days and had several roosterfish turn on the fly, but no luck at sticking any.
Since the beach was not working we focused our attention offshore. We found plenty of sailfish, marlin and found tuna for several days. Most of the tuna are football sized, but there are some fish up 50 lbs. in the schools.
Tropical storm Erik came through early this week and it will affect the beach fishing, but we should see it turn around quickly and be back looking for roosterfish shortly. Over the last few weeks we have been doing a bunch of scouting for roosterfish. Once the storm passes we will have an update on if they are still around.
If you have any questions about trips or the fishery please feel free to contact us and we I’ll be happy to assist you.