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The Heat of Summer and Early Fall - Miami/Miami Beach, FL

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From mid-August through to the present day in September, I have doneseveral trips. Each trip has resulted ina mixed bag of fish that have included any of the following: sailfish,kingfish, dolphin (mahi-mahi), bonito, small amberjack, barracuda, and muttonsnapper. The weather has been very hotand the best way to beat the heat is a morning trip or late afternoon trip. Like fishing at any other time of the year,when there is north current, the fishing is relatively easy. When there is south current or no current,then it takes fishing numerous spots with different methods to put together adecent catch.<o:p></o:p>

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There are mullet starting to show up in the Bay and small schoolsalong the beach. This is a good signthat the Fall fishing season is about to kick into gear when the larger schoolsmigrate down the beach along the Miami-Dade County coast. That means tarpon, snook, jack crevalle, andsharks along the beach and in the Inlets. This will also drive large schools of pilchards into the Bay. The pilchards can be taken offshore andconverted into sailfish, kingfish, mutton snapper, and fall run dolphin(mahi-mahi).<o:p></o:p>

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For the dolphin (mahi-mahi) enthusiasts, the good news is that it’sbeen well worth running out and looking for the colorful tasty fish. They could be anywhere from 400 feet out toas far as 20 miles. As always, look for birdactivity and structure in the form of weed lines and floating debris. Even if you don’t see any activity on floatingdebris, it’s well worth the time to drop a jig or spoon down deep to possiblybring the school to the surface or catch a wahoo.<o:p></o:p>

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During this time of the year when I’m not fishing as much, Nancy and Itake a mini vacation. During the seasonwe are like two ships passing each other with nothing more than a “hi” and “bye”both day and night, so it’s good that we can spend some time together.<o:p></o:p>

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It’s also a great time of year to do all the small maintenance itemson the boat and with tackle to make sure everything is running smoothly.<o:p></o:p>

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With all that said, now is the time to start thinking about booking thatlate Fall, Winter, and early Spring fishing trip. It’s never too early to book in advance as Ialready have some dates booked out as far as May 2012. Booking a trip is as easy as emailing ( nkostyo@bellsouth.net ) or giving me acall at 305-965-9454.<o:p></o:p>

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

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

305-965-9454<o:p></o:p>

www.knotnancy.com<o:p></o:p>

nkostyo@bellsouth.net

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