November, 2018 Fishing Report - Miami/Miami Beach, Florida

Date: 2018-11-11

Miami Charter Fishing|amberjack Fishing action for the past two days has been quite good. On Thursday we did a 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm trip with Joe and Mo. We started with the planers and after 20 minutes of no action and weeds in the 100 - 130 foot depths we had to change our plan. The first drop on a wreck gave us a small amberjack to break the ice. On the next drop we got cut off by a shark. Time to try another wreck. Two drops on the next wreck yielded no action. I took a chance by going back to the first wreck. It paid off big time in the form of an 18 pound cubera snapper. Time to fish further south. While we were running to the next location, we all saw a frigate bird diving and bait exploding on the surface. A quick change in direction and as we arrived in the area we saw a mahi chasing bait. It ate the bait we offered it, however it threw the hook right at the boat. I slow trolled the area and we saw more bird action further offshore. The birds were working a decent weed line. Put out a small lure and it didn't take long before we had a solid hookup on a mahi. That's the way it went for the remainder of the trip. Troll the weed line and pick off single mahi. Of course there were also a lot of bar jacks that liked our lure too. On Friday, it was a 7:00 am - 1:00 pm trip with Paul, Scott, and Jeff. Started the day with some running and gunning for mahi. Found the weed line in 600 feet. First action came in the form of a skipjack tuna. Missed a hook up on the lure, however tossing a live bait got the mahi's attention again and this time it was a solid hookup. Tossed another bait out and hooked a second mahi. After boating both fish and retying hooks, we went back to the weed line only to see another mahi chasing baits. Added that fish to the box. Decided to change techniques and as I slowed the boat to wind in the lure, we hooked another skipjack tuna. Made our move and dropped on a wreck. Hooked up fairly quickly only to be cutoff by a shark. Ran to another area and set up a drift. The bottom rod doubled over and it was an amberjack. A flat line doubled over and it turned out to be a shark. Final fish of the trip was mutton snapper. Overall, two nice days of fishing with a variety of action.

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