..results…make that modest results…make that very modest results ... from a couple of recent fishing trips.
MIA BCH 22 NOV
Because it was blowin” pretty good offshore we fished a true half day on the inside from about 9AM - noon in the finger channels south of Stiltsville. My angler enjoyed fishing for muttons on really light 10# spinning gear. While the mutton measurement was 39” in total it was made up of three undersized snappers so they were all released. He also caught one legal Spanish mac and had a cut off from a bigger mac near the boat. A porgy was also caught and released. All the fish were caught on live pilchards. While the action was anything but fast or continuous …he still got to bend the rod a few times during a quick outing.
MIA BCH 23 NOV
Fished live gogs and pilchards top, mid-depth, and bottom. Fished from 90’-140’. Beautiful chamber of commerce day. Started at the Miami Sea Buoy with a strong south current, and slightly offshore drift. Couldn’t buy a decent bight…just one small shark caught and released. Moved up to the Diamonds with a due south drift virtually staying at 120’ most of the time. Would up with 3 Spanish mac with a nice one around 5# …1 small king…another small shark. High point of the day was a hammerhead about 110# -120# caught on a 20# sailfish spinning outfit . My angler got a true release after a fairly lengthy 20-30 minute fight. A decent catch and release by any standard but we were hoping for a sail.
Catchemup, ever think of trying some of those live baits a little shallower, like slow trolling in 30-60'? After we were done fishing out deeper, we'd troll a couple larger pilchards or gogs, if we had them, on the way in and we'd almost always get a smoker king or two. Just an idea if it's not working out in 120'.