Summertime Fishing Report - August, 2017

Date: 2017-08-14

amberjack|miami charter fishing The August weather in South Florida has finally settled in to its normal pattern. Light winds, calm seas, some thunderstorms, and plenty of sun are an every occasion. The water temperature is in the mid-eighties so that means a change in fishing techniques. This is the time of year where the mid-depth and bottom fishing shines. Meanwhile, offshore the dolphin/mahi fishing is going strong. You can except to find them anywhere between 8 - 20 miles out. The calm seas makes running and gunning for them very comfortable. Back toward shore on the reef, the summer kingfish will co-operate both with live bait and trolling planers. With planers you'll be able to cover more area and that's what it will take sometimes. Drop a live bait down on a wreck and hold on. If you're on the correct wreck, you be hooked up very quickly with an amberjack/reef donkey. The bonito and barracudas will also hone in on your baits. Don't be surprised if a sailfish comes up jumping as there are still some around during the summer. My last few trips have been both on the reef and dolphin/mahi fishing. Our efforts produced amberjacks, kingfish, and barracuda on the reef and dolphin/mahi offshore.

Captain Dave Kostyo

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