November 26, 2014
Fishing has still been up and down the last few weeks, but with more ups than down, which is good.
Black Fin Tuna and Wahoo have been showing up offshore finally and the schools of Ballyhoo, (bait fish), have finally moved out to the reef as the inshore water has cooled. This has made for great reef action most days, with lots of Cero Mackerel, Snapper and some Grouper biting well, especially on live ballyhoo. As long as the water doesn’t get unseasonably warm, this should make for fairly easy action for the next few months.
We’re coming up on a full moon, (Dec. 6th), and hopefully we’ll see a good Wahoo bite on this one.
Black Fin Tuna were biting well last week, but we had to go 25 miles west of Key West to get them. Definitely not half or 3/4 day range. The good news is yesterday, the Black Fin was much closer and hopefully, with all the bait on the reef, they will stay in the area. Normally with all the bait on the reef, I would expect to see sailfish coming in shallow to feed, but despite lots of bird activity, I haven’t seen a sailfish on the reef yet. Only Cero Mackerel, Jacks and Snapper. Sooner or later they should show up, in the meantime, we’ll keep busy with Wahoo and Tuna offshore and Mackerel, Snapper and Grouper on the reef………I can handle that 😉