It has been a while since our last post but that is because we have been playing catch up since the beginning of June and barely had a day off. The weather earlier in the year caused us to cancel quite a few trips due to wind and most everyone wanted to fish in June that rescheduled, on top of those that usually fish with us during June so that gave us a full schedule for about a month. The fishing offshore during June for species such as Tuna and Mahi Mahi was a bit slower than years past. One of the big problems was lack of current offshore, being able to catch live bait, and a lot of dirty water. The tuna are still there but we had to make the long run almost every time out to catch a few. There were a couple of days in early June that it was very good but for the most part it wasnít on fire. Now, we still caught plenty of fish, they just didnít come as easy as we are use tThe rip lines formed up in early June when there was current and before the blue-water decided to move way south and there were some Mahi Mahi caught, but since then there hasnít really been a good rip. The clean water is moving back in and wasnít too far out on the west side as of last Thursday. So, things should be back to normal this week and things should start to improve finding bait as well. The bottom fishing and the federal snapper season was very productive this month. We caught a lot of very nice snapper, avg. size was about 10-14lbs. as well as a fair amount of Cobia. The Mangrove snapper bite was the best I have ever seen last week so if that lasts fishing for them will definitely fill the box. July and August will be our Tuna months. This is when all the conditions get right for catching them and live bait is usually very easy to get. Mahi Mahi and wahoo should be mixed in as well since July is generally the month that produces the best rip lines. So we will be back at it this week and should have some good reports. If your looking to get offshore and catch some fish we have days open in July and August. Inshore trips for Red fish and specks are available as well for those who want to mix it up some.
Capt. Damon McKnight
Super Strike Charters