It has definitely been a while since our last report. Weather has been tough to deal with so far in 2012 with a limited number of days on the water, but it looks like it is finally starting to stabilize some. The fishing has been outstanding the past couple of weeks. Tuna and Wahoo have been the main catch, but the Amberjack seem to be so thick we are catching those as well on surface baits. Wahoo and Black fin Tuna have been the most plentiful with a few Yellow fin mixed in. That is the normal pattern of how it happens every year. Wahoo and Black Fin first, then you get your mixed size class of large to x-large/xxlarge Yellow Fin, followed by about a two week strong Yellow Fin migration, then back to a mix of Black fin and Yellow fin, then mainly black fin again. When that happens you know the winter bite is just about over and you start fishing spring-time patterns which means running further offshore and using different techniques. Every year it is a little different but this year looks like the end of Feb. beginning of March will be the best as far as catching numbers of big Yellow fin tuna. Our highlight so far this year was having Mark Melnyk come down, to film an episode of Reel Fishy Jobs for World Fishing Network. Capt. Alex and deckhand Rene L., along with Daryl Carpenter (LCBA President) took him and his crew out. They definitely accomplished their goal with a 150lb. Yellow Fin Tuna. The episode will air about 50 times or so on WFN beginning in April. Definitely one to see.
We are still running three boats two 32 Twin Vee’s and 1 33 Freeman. All are set up perfect for fishing our area. All of our weekends are booked thru March but we still have some weekdays left. If your looking to get in on the action give us a call to reserve a boat or two. The pictures along with this report are recent pictures of our customers and their catch.
Capt. Damon McKnight
Super Strike Charters