Offshore and Inshore Fishing Is Fine - Miami, Florida

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Time seems to fly between fishing reports. Once again it’s time to get caught up withwhat’s been happening aboard Knot Nancy.<o:p></o:p>

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Offshore, the sailfishing has been OK. Some days it’s been very good and others have required lots of hard workto try and make it happen. Kingfish haveshown up in better numbers with fish ranging from undersized throw backs to 12 –15 pounds. Just remember the limit istwo per person with a minimum size of 24 inches from the lower jaw to the forkof the tail. Dolphin have made a fairlydecent showing on days when the wind has blown from the east for several days. Throw in amberjack around the wrecks and afew mutton snapper and offshore has been well worthwhile.<o:p></o:p>

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Inshore, tarpon fishing has finally settled into how it should beafter a very slow inconsistent start to the season. There have been some decent shrimp runs andthat has been very helpful in getting the tarpon going. The fish have been in a large size range from30 – 100 pounds.<o:p></o:p>

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Ray Orosco had two sailfish a kingfish and a rainbow runner during his¾ day trip.<o:p></o:p>

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The next evening Ray and his uncle, Hector Cortez took the tour ofmost of the main tarpon locations. Westarted at Government Cut where Hector caught his first tarpon. That fish donated a DNA sample. Then Ray caught a large jack crevalle andundersize black grouper. Both fish werereleased. We moved into the Bay whereRay had one fish on for a short period of time and another that finally cut usoff on an obstruction. The next move wasto Haulover where Ray finally caught and released his first big tarpon of 100pounds. He quickly followed up with a 90pound tarpon to cap off the evening.<o:p></o:p>

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Curt Evenson, his son, Scott, and friend Charlie Stevens fished a halfday in some bumpy sea conditions. One ofthe group battled motion sickness the entire time we were out. In the meantime, the other two combined forsome fast and furious action with 5 kingfish.<o:p></o:p>

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Jack Tritten and Tom Madrid fished an afternoon/evening combo trip. They wanted to take home one dolphin fordinner. We found a small school of 5 – 9pound fish in 650 feet after some very heavy live chumming with pilchards. We ended up keeping 5 dolphin before movingback in closer to have action with 2 kingfish. During this time we watched several rain storms develop inshore and gotcaught by two of them. At the appointedtime, we moved inshore to finish the evening with tarpon fishing. On the first drift, Jack caught and releasedhis first tarpon, a fish of 90 pounds. The second fish jumped off on its first jump. The third fish was caught by Tom and it wasalso his first tarpon. We got a DNAsample of Tom’s fish.<o:p></o:p>

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It’s time to get ready for my next trip, so check back soon and seehow we did or even better yet, schedule a trip, have lots of fun fishing, andbecome part of the report.<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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