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Fished in British Virgin Islands Past Week!

Capt. Alan Sherman

September 1, 2009

Miami - Saltwater Fishing Report

I was out of town acting as a fishing consultant in the British Virgin Islands most of last week on a clients 65' Hatteras. We caught quite a few deep water bottom fish plus some nice yellowtails and mutton snappers. I had a great time and look forward to making another trip to this area in the future.

Back in Miami now and look forward to fishing for snook now that the season has reopened. I have heard from others that the snook fishing is excellent in Flamingo and look forward to getting my regular clients on some quality fish real soon.

Locally large schools of baitfish have been in North Biscayne Bay and I'm sure snook and tarpon plus some large jacks and sea trout are gorging themselves on this baitfish as we speak.

Offshore kingfish to 20 pounds plus lots of bonitos and a few sailfish have been active during early morning trips. 7 to 11AM has been the best. Flat calm mornings have made finding baitfish easy and then off to the offshore grounds before the fish shut down for the day. Dolphin fishing remains spotty but reports are that some fish are heading our way so these fish should start to take up the slack for the hotter parts of the day. Mutton and yellowtail snappers have been feeding on the reefs.

South Biscayne Bay has had some great permit fishing plus bonefish during early mornings and late afternoons. Large bull and lemon sharks have been cruising along the shallow flats and large yellowjacks have been following these sharks giving anglers opportunities of hooking a large jack on an artificial lure and on light tackle.

Target Species:

Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Cobia, Kingfish, Dolphins, Permit, Sharks

Miami Fishing Forecast:

Cooler temperatures are not far away and the fall migration of baitfish and predators has already started north of us. Snook season is now open on both coasts and fishing should get better everyday right up to the end of December.

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