Hi Everyone! We are finally into the peak of the summer warm-water season. We have been catching lots of nice tuna on all of the humps using many different artificials this year. The high speed jigging is still working fantastic on bigger fish. It is always the go-to when the fish are feeding down deep. We have had many days recently where the fish were down 250-350 feet and the high-speed jigs are the ticket. When the fish move up in the water column and feed on the surface, the live pilchards or poppers are the best bet. Both have been working well. Mahi mahi fishing is improving all the time. The seasons for them have seemed to change over the last few years. The later summer months have been better with August and September being very good. Last year October and November were the best months for mahi mahi. We will see if this repeats itself again. The snappers and groupers have been great this year. The grouper closure in the winter is making for great fishing during the open season. We have caught many nice Red, Black, and Gag grouper lately. Many of these have fallen victim to the spear as I have been doing alot of free-diving and spearfishing. I can’t believe I am actually getting into the water but it is true, I have become a die-hard spearo! I love blending hunting and fishing together in this way. It is very exhilarating to say the least. I have been spearing in the bluewater as well as on the reef. Mahi mahi are suddenly a very smart, and wary fish! Not like when they are chewing the bottom paint off of the boat and you are catching them on a rod and reel.
The weather has been fantastic. If anyone wants to go to the bahamas for a fishing/diving trip now is a great time. We can take my boat or yours. I have lots of openings right now so don’t hesitate to call and plan your next adventure.