This months fishing report is going to cover the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic reef, and the Atlantic offshore waters.
Starting with the Gulf of Mexico, the mangrove snappers have moved back from the reef and are back on the wrecks in the gulf. On almost every trip we have caught red grouper and gag grouper, with permit and Cobia mixed in. As always the Goliath grouper and the shark bite has been excellent.
Turning our attention to the Atlantic Ocean let’s start with the Reef fishing just off the Marathon shore. On the deeper coral patch reef the yellowtail have been plenty full and quite sizeable. And always at the same time looking for big black and gag grouper on the bottom. It’s always fun to hook into a few Bonita while yellowtailing they will get your attention.
Moving to the offshore fishing. While the mahi-mahi bite has slowed down, the blackfin tuna and skipjack tuna bite has been excellent. Catching more tuna than most people can handle is always a great time. With above average size catches, tuna fishing can wear out even the most experienced anglers.