Well, to say the least… the fishing has been very tough recently. Over the weekend we had some rain and wind move in from hurricane Maria, which was offshore from us. While our general area was not affected directly by the hurricane, it did cause some unfavorable conditions which has made fishing hard. In addition to the wind and rain, there’s also been a lack of sardina recently. For the boats that did get some sardine, there were some bonito, small tuna and dorado around. We are looking at conditions improving shortly and when that happens we will be back it, targeting the best areas of the beach, inshore and offshore.
The photos in the post are from some of our recent trips before the weather turned:
On the plus side… we have had some time to focus on exploring a few new spots and we are working on some new packages for the fall/winter season. As a guide there is nothing better than seeing happy clients and we look forward to fishing with you soon. The weather should be back to normal soon enough, and as soon as the rough weather passes, we will hit the water and report back what we find.
At long last there are some good schools of sardina around! The schools are sporadic and the overall size is on the small size, but the key is to have them. Just having sardina with you makes all the difference . We got into some amazing bonito, skipjack and small roosters using the sardina to keep the action going and we had happy clients.
Overall, the top bite is the white bonito action. These guys are beautiful and very exciting on the fly. Over the last week we found plenty of fish and had a lot of fun with these guys last week. Off the light house, we are seeing schooling dorado in the 10-15 lbs range and the marlin bite has slowed down a bit, but the majority of the action we are seeing is from sail fish when looking for marlin. If you are looking for big tuna you will have to run out roughly 50 miles. Schools of tuna are being found with porpoise and there are reports of tuna over 50lbs in the schools.
So, with the ride being 50 miles out , we have decide to stay local and double down on the fishing locally since it’s been that good. The beach is tough right now… We have had a lot of cloud cover recently which makes it even harder to sigh fish. The roosters that are here however are big, but you have to put in a lot of time. We headed north over the weekend and we got one nice 60 lb rooster though. August and September packages will be out shortly and if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call.