That was a crappy little bit of global warming early in the week. I went offshore on Monday and spent the whole day in
the tower, something I rarely do, but it was the only cool place on the boat.
The offshore fishing is continuing pretty good, with a good amount of yellowfins and albacore, and a surprising amount
of wahoo (that usually signal their presence by biting off your lure) and blue marlin. There are also lots of mahi. But, you
have to make the run at least out as far as the 450 line. Anything much closer than that is probably a waste of time,
although that can always change.
The shark fishing is staying the same, a couple or three blue sharks a trip, with occasional makos thrown in. Star Island is
holding their Mako & Thresher Mania Tournament this Friday and Saturday. I wonder if the shark huggers will show up?
Inshore the fishing is improving, especially with the fluke. There have been plenty of fluke being caught all along, but this
week the quality jumped up considerably with lots of folk catching their limits of eating size fish, and it doesnít seem to
matter where you fish. Pick a spot that has been good to you in the past and youíll probably do OK.
Striped bass fishing is improving as well, with charter boats starting to come back with limit catches. Live scup are
catching as is trolling. But be careful with the porgies. A couple of boats got ticketed again this week for shorties.
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