I am from the big bend area fishing mainly out of crysal river. I have a trip planned to jupiter on 7/15-7/17. Was hoping for any advice possible from this forum. I have a 24 foot bay boat so i dont mind going offshore pending decent weather. any advice for mahi, kings, wahoo, and reef fishing, also what kind of bait do you recomend? how fast would you troll? what color would you recomend? I have never done any blue water fishing before, so any little piece of information is much appreciated.
Also, Does anyone know a good bait shop around jupiter, any ideas on what I should buy? ballyhoo, sardines, chum?
Thanks for the help guys, and hope to see you out there.
OH and no matter how or where you fish, always keep an eye pointed UP watching the weather, as the afternoon thunderstorms can be really nasty if caught off-shore in one. Be sure to keep an eye on the wind direction and recent direction of storm movement.
I had planned on trolling the majority of the time, as I have only caught mahi one time on a charter boat out of key west about three years ago, and that was trolling. Thanks for the info, any is appreciated
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Personaly I would run to the east till you hit about 80-90 ft of water and start deploying the lines, be prepared for Bonita on any smaller baits, and expect them till you get past 150' possibly further. IF you find any kind of rip or weedline work that area, try both sides of the line. Any kind of floating debris is worth trolling by a time or two, it can be as small as a bucket lid, or as substantial as a pallet, or even larger.
Be sure to have a gaff on board.