This November has been a cold one. That being said, the cold water fisheries have been center stage. On the top of this list is always Sailfish. They have been migrating into our waters since the beginning of the month. Several shots a day are the norm; and every day that passes the possibility for more increases until we come to the peak of the season. I have been primarily targeting them with the kites and live pilchards. As more and more ballyhoo move in, we will start using them too. Of course the usual suspects like goggle eyes and blue runners are also an excellent choice on the kite. The Wahoo fishing in the islands has been legendary this season already. I have taken several trips to Bimini and the Bahamas and with great success. The fish seem to be running larger this year with many 40-50 pound fish. All of these wahoo will be on our side very soon so I am high-speed trolling from spot to spot looking for a wolf-pack. The grouper season will remain open until January 1st so I have been putting a few baits on the bottom as we are drifting around with good results. We have also been catching nice mutton snappers doing this too.
Offshore, the humps are still holding tuna and mahi mahi. The last trip out saw big numbers of 5-15 pound mahi mahi under a large piece of debris. The tunas are still biting the live pilchards as long as you can catch 500-1000 of them for live-chumming. Swordfishing has also been good this year. The last few trips out were all met with success. See you soon!