Spanish Mackerel are a fun and challenging fish, you would normally fish with a lighter rod so your fighting technique has to be perfected. This fish has alot of power and speed and if you are not ready it will either cut you off or just break your line. So remember practice will make your productivity improve. ………………. Please CONTINUE READING—–Click here———
Pompano Fishing the fall run in South Florida
Well once they have arrived its just finding a spot and tossing out a rod no big secrets, because its just laid back fishing, those fisher People that love kicking back at night and tossing out some baits for a Snapper, Catfish, which by the way is one of my Favorites ‘Lazy Fishing’ YEAH!, those will like Pompano Fishing because its so laid back.
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Pompano-Pompano-Pompano will be here all Month the better days will be a NE wind at about 15 to 18 with a 3 to 5 foot seas, a little murky color to the water does not hurt. Bluefish should be in and out
most days, Spanish mackerel will also be along our coast, 2012 the best days for the Spanish Mackerel were the 3rd, 4th and 5th of November and it was an incredible run I wish we would see the same but I think that would be unrealistic because I have not seen something like that in many years, but who knows a storm can make all the difference and that is what it was last year.
We should also see a good snapper bite after any and all storms and rough water, the inlets and piers should all do well if we see the right conditions, just remember when it lays down is normally a good time to be fishing snapper.
King Mackerel, Cobia, Black tip Sharks are some of the larger species that will be cruising close to the coast.
Along the beach should be croakers, whitting, sand perch, margates, a chicken rig using #1 circle hooks and baited with pieces of shrimp should get plenty and this is a type of fishing the kids can do from the beach and a great way to spend a morning with the family and its not expensive. Keep in mind if you do decide to go to the beach to fish that a person over the age of 16 is required to have a shorebound fishing license.
What bait is around I would think it would be scarce as for Pilchard, Sardines, etc. Goggle eyes will be hanging out at the piers though and some of the last small schools of mullet should be heading south the first part of November.
Snapper are found around rocks, pilings, markers, mangrove roots, and run the beach in the sand sometimes. I mostly catch them on the rocks, Mangroves “lane, dog,”are always found straight down from piers, bridges, docks, jetties and I always have better luck at tide changes, 1 hour before and 1 hour after. ………………. Please CONTINUE READING—–Click here———
Here comes the heat, Summer brings us calmer water and southern currents along the surf, bait begins to hold on the piers and inlets, as we move through the month bait will increase in amount. We should see Threadfins, Pilchards and Goggleeyes, lingering mullet around also.
Fishing starts to get a little tougher as you must target your fish because very few species will be in abundance except Tarpon, the northern migration tarpon run should be in full swing through june and are a sportmans dream and some reaching 150 to 175 pounds and are beasts and almost impossible for a shorebound fisherman to get in but every so often everything is in your favor and you get that catch of a life time from shore.
Catching Tarpon from the Piers , Beaches and Inlets, from the Piers you can sight fish them with live Pilchard live lined, a nice size Mullet head lobed out from the beach will also work and at the inlets live or Dead will get you picked up.
Other fish that will begin to move in will be large cero mackerel, bonita “little tuny” and everyone’s favorite Mangrove snapper, the snapper will show best once the summer bait moves in thicker and the snapper will be stacked up under piers, docks or around structure inshore, best bet for the Mangrove snapper will be live shrimp, Silver-sides or any fresh cut white bait.
There will be Panfish in the surf and all will be easily caught on pieces of shrimp on a double chicken rig, your likely to catch Spots, Sand perch “Mojarras”, whiting, and maybe a straggler Pompano.
This time of year I bring fishing to the beach with me a snorkel and mask because if the fish aren’t hitting I’m a because the water is super clear and its hot on the beach.
Have a great June and get ready to take the kids fishing, summer break is almost here and they will have plenty of time so you need to make some time.
” Silver Kings, Gummys ”
Tarpon channel 2 bridge “Released”
Tarpon is a non edible fish from my knowledge but I am sure someone eats them. size anywhere from 40lbs to 200lbs and bigger they are a great fight and can be alot of fun when nothing else is hitting. I fish for them in a couple of places, the number one spot is the bridges in the Keys, I prefer Channel 2 or Channel 5 you can be guaranteed 10 to 50 hook-ups a night and sometimes even more, another spot is the beaches of South Florida in the spring early summer. ………………. Please CONTINUE READING—–Click here———