Miami, FL - Cold Front Spurs Outstanding Sailfish Action!

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The most recent cold front was just what was needed to kick start someoutstanding sailfish action. Prior tothe front passing through our area, it had been a struggle to put together adecent catch. All the conditions lookedgood, however, the fish just weren’t around. The sailfish action went from almost nothing to outstandingcatches. Put a live bait in the water inthe 120 – 150 foot range and within minutes a sailfish showed up and the funbegan. Mix in a few kingfish and somemutton snapper action on the bottom and most every angler had a big smile ontheir face. With the cool morning andmild mid-day temperatures, the action should continue to please everyone.<o:p></o:p>

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Meanwhile inshore, the tarpon fishing has not really taken off withany regularity yet. The cold front gotsome shrimp moving in the Government Cut area. Up at Haulover, there was still no shrimp in the water. That could change with any change of thetide. A few nights of tarpon fishingproduced two tarpon, a large jack crevalle, one snook, one mangrove snapper,and a ribbon fish. All it will take isone good shrimp run and the tarpon action will go into high gear.<o:p></o:p>

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Dan, Ray, Herbert, and Mauricio combined their efforts to catch 3kingfish and 2 mutton snapper during their half day trip. Kingfish fillets and mutton snapper cleanedfor stuffing and baking made for a very good fish dinner.<o:p></o:p>

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Steve and Corie McCall saw action with a tarpon and large jackcrevalle at Haulover and a large eagle ray at Government Cut.<o:p></o:p>

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Gauste Gjelsten from Norway got in on the tail end of sailfish actionin the late afternoon before the fish shut off for the day. On two drifts, he caught and released hisfirst two Atlantic Sailfish. Just beforeheading in to tarpon fish, a small shark showed up and stole several baitsbefore being hooked, fought, and released. Later that evening, a very nice 10 pound snook ate a shrimp intended fora tarpon. It too was released. On a previous trip a week earlier, Gaustecaught and released a kingfish, ribbonfish, bonnethead shark, mangrove snapper,and had a tarpon on for one jump.<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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