The fishing off Key Biscayne continues to enhance as we transfer into the spring. The north migrating faculties of baitfish are adopted by bigger predators which, when hungry, scurry by the colleges of baitfish and feed till they’re full. Colleges of baitfish include silver mullet which have faculties of hungry massive tarpon, massive Spanish mackerel, and tassars closed on their tails.
Usually faculties of pompano and ladybug journey with the colleges of mules and feed on the shrimp, crabs and worms that the mules fire up once they cease to feed on the seabed. For the tarpon fisherman , slowly drift a dashing purple mullet or two behind the boat within the channel between Rickenbacker Causeway and the Seaquarium. Early mornings are the most effective for this area.
When you are drifting your reside bait, you possibly can forged the Savage Gear 3-D Bait Fish Paddle Tail or a 3-D Pulse Tail Mullet for tarpons. The Key Biscayne Channel is one other good tarpon spot proper now. There’s a good probability that when you are focusing on the tarpon additionally, you will get huge crevice and shark strikes.
Additional off the outer reef line on the fringe of the blue waters, sailboats, kingfishes, black tunas, bonitos, cobias and bottlenose dolphins assault faculties of ballyhoos and flying fish.
Head out to sea and focus your efforts across the synthetic reefs in a depth of about 180 ft of water. Deploy a kite or two with a couple of massive, thread-finned herrings or scoped-eye jacks. It should not take lengthy earlier than a hungry predator checks out your struggling baitfish. Whilst you’re fishing your kite bait, drop a reside pinfish on the underside and it is best to hook up a cute cobia, huge sheep snapper, or huge amberjack.
Tight strains and nice fishing!
Captain Alan Sherman, who manages the “Get Em” Sport Fishing Charters, has managed South Florida fishing charters for over 30 years. He may be reached right here or by calling (786) 436-2064.