We’re coming into some great fishing here in the Lower Florida Keys as Fall gets underway. Fortunately, we fared well during Tropical Storm Isaac, and I think that’s really going to kickstart things for us. Hopefully that will be the last one for us.
On the reef, our yellowtailing remains excellent, with this being one of the best opportunities for putting some meat in your freezer for the winter Doldrums. One highlight this month is the opening of recreational fishing for red snapper in the South Atlantic. We currently have open dates for this limited season; the season runs for two weekends, consisting of Friday, Saturday and Sunday Sept. 14-16 and Sept. 21-23.
The pilchards and glass minnows have shown up inshore, and that means the blackfin tuna, false albacore and sailfish wont be far behind.
Our dolphin season during the traditional summer months never really got started and we’re expecting another Fall stretch of dolphin fishing like we had last year.
On the Gulf Wrecks, permit and cobia are taking up residence giving fly and light tackle anglers some excellent opportunities to tangle with these highly-prized game fish. Big mangrove snapper -- some scaling to 6 pounds -- are also ganging up on the wrecks, again an excellent opportunity for the meat fishermen.
Check us out at www.fishou.com or give us a call at 888-682-8862 (888-OUA-TUNA) or 305-213-5369. Its also a great time to get a jump on booking dates for next year, whether its tuna, wahoo and sailfish, reef fishing or chasing the silver king and trophy sharks.