May, 2017 Fishing Report - Miami, FL

Date: 2017-06-01

sailfish|knot nancy Since my last report I have done numerous trips both offshore, inshore for tarpon, and combination trips targeting both the offshore species and finishing the trips with tarpon fishing action. Below is a brief roundup of the species and techniques used to catch them. OFFSHORE: This is where I've had the most variety of fish species. Dropping on wrecks and bottom structure has produced amberjack, almaco jacks, kingfish, bonito, and black grouper. Drifting with flatlines, downrigger, and bottom rod has us catching kingfish, sailfish, blackfin tuna, and bonito. On days when there has been little to no current, slow trolling flatline baits and the downrigger has been producing kingfish and bonito. On the windier days when we fly the kite, the action has been with sailfish, kingfish, and bonito. The techniques used depend on the conditions that are present on that day. INSHORE FOR TARPON: The action for tarpon has kicked into high gear. For a longer than normal period of time, they were turned on to live mullet. On my past several trips, they have made the switch to live crabs. The side scan on my recorder has been a tremendous help with locating the tarpon. Once we find the area that they're hanging out in, it's just a matter of time before they turn on the feed bag and the fun begins. The tarpon have ranged in size from 40 - 130 pounds. The action should continue through at least the end of June.

Captain Dave Kostyo

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