SLI 3/13 Snuck out on the only "nice" day. 2-4 on sails, bonita, only 1 mahi bite
It’s been hard to get out the last few days. The huge swell and 15- 20 mph winds have kept pretty much everyone at the docks. Before the bad weather came we fished a half day and caught 3-4 sails and a few dolphin out of a bunch. There were plenty swimming down the weed line and around the boat but even with the live baits we had, the dolphin where not cooperating. Most of the fish that did bite we jumped off too, they just weren’t eating right for us.
The next two of the three days we fished in the river. We caught everything from snook, sheep head, ladyfish, jacks, flounder, mackerel, bluefish, sea bass, I could go on…
Which brings us to yesterday. I fished a ¾ day, and because of the big swell and the turned up bottom, live bait was not to be had. I pretty much knew that would be the case, so I already had the dredge and trolling baits ready to go.
We ran out to the NE and set out in 75 feet of water. I nice down sea tack while we set out brought us to an edge in 100 feet of water about 3 miles N of the inlet. We fished it for a bit with only bonita bites to show for it. I decide to push offshore to a couple hundred feet and check it out. There was another rip in 160 with some grass and bait in it.
We fished there for the rest of the trip and caught 2-4 sails, another bonita, lost a dolphin, and had numerous bird attacks. We wrapped it up at 1:00 a few miles south of the inlet because the guys had a flight to catch.I figureg that the dolphin fishing would have beena lot better, I know it was good up North the day before. Nice going to Scott and Ed for their first sails, we’ll get the rest of you guys taken care of next trip in the Bahamas with Yellowfin.