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I have been concentrating mostly on tuna and mahi fishing on the humps. It has been on fire! Multiple hook-ups on the blackfins are coming with either high-speed jigs or live pilchards. Trolling the feathers has actually been catching some nicer fish lately too. I troll up until we get a double header, then I drift down and catch two or three more with the jigs and livies. Before long, we are loaded down with tunas. Then we will go a little further out and look for mahi mahi under the birds and debris in the weed lines. The live baits like ballyhoo have been best for this. If you want to catch alot of mahi mahi, then now is a great time to come down. October has been the best month the past two years for dolphin. I wonder if this trend will continue.

The tarpon bite on the full moon is off the charts as usual. This year we targeted them with poppers. On our best night, we landed 17 silver kings on light spinning tackle and plugs. Of course the best way to catch them is on live bait. I have had many 30 plus fish nights this time of year!

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