I have to admit that the 2016 fishing season has been one of the best seasons that I have ever been a part of in my 26-year fishing career. After last year’s El Nino event the constant 3 to 5 foot seas and 15 knot winds out of the West for almost the entire year I was about ready to retire.
However, the southeasterly spring winds, beautiful blue water, flying fish and yellowfin tuna has been an absolute delight to us all.
We have been catching Yellowfin on the kite, digging comma trolling and shopping and just about any other way you can imagine. The big Blackfin tuna have really been biting good as well. Just passed overnight trip we did have four wives what the biggest one being a Whopper at over 60 pounds.
The next best part of the year has been the triggerfish catch. We have done very well with the big triggers all season and it has made a great fishing trip even better. There is nothing like fresh Triggerfish to eat.
The overnight trips have made for some of the best amberjack fishing we’ve seen in years. It has been fun, quick and easy. But, on the day trips the jacks have been a little slow for us but it gives you plenty of reason to go enjoy an overnight Charter.
With this year’s upcoming red snapper season for the charter boats running from June 1 until July 16th has made the phones ring and the advanced bookings an absolute must to enjoy some spectacular fishing. We don’t have any openings left for the season but we have had some people express interest in the offshore multi-day trips so they have moved and this make for a few openings.
The half day trips are starting to wind down for the spring but the fishing has been really good to this point and see no reason it won’t continue.
We have been working hard this year with a new crew of guys that are working hard to show you a good time. Jason brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with him as form coast guard officer and game warden. JT has been a mate for a good while on other boats and has fished for years. He is young polite and quite spoken but his actions speak volumes.