WHAT SIGN ARE YOU?
In shore pompano, sierra mackerel, jacks and an occasional roosterfish are providing anglers loads of action.
In Palmas Bay from 5 to 10 miles off shore a large volume of striped marlin have shown and are jumping, tailing and feeding. To coin a description from our friend Gary Graham fishing the marlin bite right now is like "playing Whack a Mole". By the time we get to the feeders they are gone. We are able to slide right up on tailers as they are not being spooked by the boat but are not interested. Big jigs, small jigs, every color in the rainbow, live bait, dead bait, down rigger daisy chain, spreader bar and every trick we can think of has not turned them on. It reminds me of when I was young hanging out in bars. Using my best lines it wasn't often I could get one to turn.
There has been lots of wahoo in the area. They have also been finicky and not very interested in artificials. We did get one to go on a Halco GT jig the other day but a trolled bruja (ballyhoo) seems to be their preference. We have been plagued with short biters.
The good news is conditions look right. It is fun seeing loads of bait puddling along with game fish. It is just a matter of time for them to turn on.
One more note I'm excited about.
Just got word from Bart Hall about the winner of the grand prize of the Fred Hall show. The prize this year was a five day trip for 2 to Rancho Leonero, 2 days fishing aboard one of the Jen Wren boats and Jack Nilsen of Accurate reels is to be the host. Plus a $1,000 to be applied toward airfare and ground transportation was also included. The person that won met his wife while on a trip to Rancho Leonero. Because of the hard economy he has been unable to fish much so this trip is very meaningful to him.
Short biting wahoo has been frustrating
Jen Wren provides part of the grand prize at the Fred Hall show.
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