Miami Fishing - How Times Have Changed
Just saw the Rocky come in, the last remaining commercial hook-and-like boat out of the Miami river. Instead of totes of kingfish or baskets of snapper, he unloaded a plastic bag with a couple of Mangroves and a Yellowtail. Forty years ago he would have been catching 500 lbs of kings and some stuff on the bottom in between kingfish bites, like me and a dozen or so other boats were doing. There's a good reason why he's the only one left. Times have truly changed. Looking at the posts on this forum, seems things are pretty slow all over nowadays. Does anyone remember the days when you'd see rows of commercial boats live-baiting for kings off Miami, and the fish were so thick you could see them jumping all over the place? Some even landed inside the boats. Had one land on my head once.