The fishing off the beach has been red hot! If you want to catch some Spanish Mackerel now is the time to go! The Spaniards are being caught from the pier throwing Got-Cha plugs, outside the inlet trolling clarkspoons, and all the way to 5 miles. Bonito are still here with some false albacore mixed in. They can be caught trolling deep divers or clarkspoons. Look for the fish busting or birds diving on bait to catch these guys casting metal. Best has been Shore Lures, Hogy epoxy jigs, and Got-Cha jig fish. Size and color varies on what size bait the fish are zeroing in on. That being said, pink, green, and silver are usually a good go-to. King Mackerel have been thick recently, near shore. There has not been much size to them but they are still fun to catch, 5-8 miles seems to be where the majority of where the Kings have been, looking for some clean water seems to be key. They are being fooled with number 1 clarkspoons, deep divers, drone spoons, and skirted cigar minnows. Cobia have been spotted off the beach this past week. I would not go out without a rod rigged with a bucktail!
Get the grease hot! Grouper has opened back up!! Going at least 20 miles and looking for 80-90ft of water is key for some Gags! It’s the time of year to watch the weather like a hawk. If you see a window, head to the deep. The bite in the stream is on. There have been plenty of blackfins and Mahi to be gaffed, with a few Wahoo still being caught. Medium to small ballyhoo skirted with seawitches or blue water candy tweener or mini jags seems to work great! First report of Marlin came over the weekend! A few Blues and Whites were caught. So next time you’re out there, be on the lookout and be ready.
Do not wait till you’re going to get geared up! Time to go ahead and get ready! It’s time to go fishing!