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Hello everyone, and welcome back to this week’s report!  Another week gone by here in our little slice of paradise, but not much has changed. 

Offshore Fishing - Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, & Swordfish

The fishing is still pretty good for this time of year, and the mahi are still around.  The irony in “what used to be” is in full effect as it has been for the last few years.  It used to be that mahi season started in late March, and the best of it was April, May, and June.  Times have changed and I am sure history would show a similar cycle, but now June, July, and August (maybe even September) are the best months to catch these guys in good numbers and the largest fish too.  Pretty crazy how much different it is now to how consistent it was over the last 35 years (minus the last few).  Well, the good news is that there are still fish around and we are able to put a few in the box and smiles on our angler’s faces. 

The tuna bite continues to produce with mixed sizes, but plenty of them on the humps.  Even a few been around on the wrecks offshore.  Been a few wahoo around this week too, but nothing crazy with the full moon here this weekend. 

Offshore on the ledge, the Swordfishing has been hot the last 2 weeks.  Some really nice fish caught, up to 345 pounds, with our guys getting a nice one out of the mix.  It is that time of year, so if you are wanting to do some swordfishing give us a call.  Starting now for the next few months is some of the best fishing we see all year!

Reef Fishing Still Decent, but Wreck Fishing Tough

The reef bite has been decent with an “acceptable” bite of yellowtails, but the wreck fishing has been tough.  The lack of current and the sharks have made this fishery difficult the last week.  We will see what happens next week and report back.  Not too surprising for the time of year as this fishery is generally on the tougher side in the late summer/ fall. 

On That Note...

Well, that’s it for this week.  Be safe out there!

Tight Lines,
Capt. James Chappell

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