Summertime Variety Fishing - Miami/Miami Beach, FL

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Summertimeoffers a good variety on a wide range of fish that include sailfish, kingfish,dolphin, bonito, amberjack, barracuda, and mutton snapper. Many anglers say that they’d just as soon notfish during the summer. That’s a bigmistake as they’re missing out on lots and lots of action. It can get so fastand furious that many times everyone on board is hooked up and dancing aroundone another to avoid tangling lines.<o:p></o:p>

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Summertimeis when the downrigger and bottom outfits shine. For the most part, but not always, the mostaction will be seen using these two outfits. To cover the water column, however, put out flatline outfits as well asthe downrigger and bottom outfits.<o:p></o:p>

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ThePreusser Family spent a half day fishing before heading out on their cruise thefollowing day. The action started almostimmediately and continued on each drift of the morning. Everyone got in on the action as they battledwith bonito and kingfish.<o:p></o:p>

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Fredand Eileen Clark along with her brother Stephen Berish and his wife Tina fisheda ¾ day trip. At the end of the firstdrift, a flatline took off and Stephen was hooked up to a sailfish. It was fought and released and then the bonitoaction took off. The bottom rod produceda very nice mutton snapper as well as several bonito. By the end of the trip we had caught andreleased 7 bonito and 1 sailfish and had 1 mutton snapper in the fish box fordinner.<o:p></o:p>

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Joeand Fred Quin and Tony Zain were tired anglers after their ½ day trip. Every drift produced action ranging from asingle fish to multiple hits. On thistrip, most of the action came a bit shallower than is the norm forsummertime. All three techniques workedwell on this trip. Final tally was 12bonito, 4 sharks, 1 amberjack, and 1 bluerunner caught and released, and 3kingfish in the fish box.<o:p></o:p>

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NickiDeVivo, Teah Hartley, Sunshine Zambrano, and Ann Evans fished a full day aspart of Nicki’s bachelorette party. Atthe end of the first drift, I decided to slow troll the baits back out to setup for another drift. Just as I got theboat turned offshore, the downrigger popped and Nicki was hooked up with herfirst sailfish. What a fantastic job of angling she did. It didn’t take long before the fish was boatside. After releasing the fish, we setup a drift and the bottom rod got hit almost immediately. This time it was a kingfish. The next action was with bonito. The ripping north current had us running backsouth numerous times during the day. Thedownrigger produced another kingfish as well as several bonito. Everyone got in on the action. During one of the downrigger hook ups, Annwas fighting the fish and it got very heavy and then light. When we got the fish to the boat, it turnedout to be a large mutton snapper that had been sharked. Needless to say, we only got the head. Everyone was disappointed. We had a shot at another sailfish, however,this one didn’t want to play as it threw the hook on its first jump. Final tally was 1 for 2 on sailfish, 2kingfish, 1 sharked mutton snapper, 8 bonito, and 1 remora. Congratulations Nicki!!<o:p></o:p>

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Thereyou have it, summertime fishing at its best. Lots of action on a variety of fish. No need to put the tackle away and wait till later in the year. Give me a call or send me an email and book adate to get out and enjoy the fishing that the Miami area has to offer. <o:p></o:p>

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Captain Dave Kostyo<o:p></o:p>

Knot Nancy FishingCharters, Inc<o:p></o:p>





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