Fished 5 drops off Miami yesterday 1750'-1500', tip rod and buoy rod, bonito belly baits, not a single sniff. Current was perfect. Saw a few boats in the area, but didn't hear of any bites. Heard of some action farther north. Another hear of any swords caught off Miami yesterday? Would love to at least get excited about the next attempt. In other news, the ocean looked completely dead out there. I scanned with binocs the entire day and saw no birds, splashes, or even flying fish. Very discouraging.
The gear will use standard buoy gear, but haul back with bandit gear vs hand.
Just a matter of time folks.....
next step may be hooking them all together with a long piece of 400 lb mono effectively moving PLL gear back into the straits.
For over 17 years I represented recreationally anglers at both HMS and ICCAT. This never would have happened under my watch!