The Bait is Here

//The Bait is Here

The Bait is Here

The bait has finally showed up on the reef. The last couple of trips it has been like a NatGo wild-life show. Ballyhoo scattering in hundreds with Cero Mackerel skying up from the deep. Sailfish, Bonita, and Blackfin Tuna crushing bait from all sides. As a guide this never gets old to see and makes for a great day of fishing. On the last twenty trips we’ve been focused on offshore. Producing mahi, sailfish, tuna, and wahoo. The mahi bite has been on and off depending on wind and temperature conditions. For January we will happily take the occasional mahi surprise!

For people that like to have more hands-on fun we get plenty of action on the reef and patches. Yellowtail snapper and Mutton Snapper have moved in shallower and makes great table fare. We have been casting jigs at Kings, Ceros, and Barracudas. Fishing the bottom, mid column, and top water keeps for a busy trip. We are expecting to see all these conditions for the next couple of months.

March and April starts the Tarpon rush. For smaller groups of 3 or less we offer our 22′ Pathfinder for Tarpon Trips It is a great way to get on the migrating fish with ease and precision. For bigger groups the 31′ Yellowfin still works just fine!

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Tight Lines,

Capt. Eric Evans
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By | 2023-01-15T11:33:14+00:00 January 15th, 2023|Categories: Fishing Reports|0 Comments

About the Author:

Growing up, I always looked forward to all water activities - whether it was swimming, scuba diving or fishing. I visited Key West and was mesmerized by the warm weather, laid-back lifestyle and the beautiful waters - where the ocean meets the gulf. I packed-up my things and moved to the southernmost city. At first, I held multiple jobs got on the water as often as I could. I was fortunate to have some local watermen take me under their wings and show me the art and science of offshore fishing. I quickly progressed from deck hand, to mate, to captain. It was a great experience and I still help them out to this day. Nowadays, I still love fishing and spend most of my free time fishing. I will go out and try different techniques or try to find new spots. In the slower season, I spend much of my time under the water studying the fish behavior and how they are affected with the tides and moon phase. As I progress as a captain and angler, I always try to push myself into more challenging situations.
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