THE FISHING TRIP: Saturday June 15th 2013
Aboard the “ Reward Won ” with Captain Wayne
The Spot : Fished from Miami to Fowey Rocks light
Weather : Sunny, calm winds
Fish catches: Black fin tunas, Bonitos, Almaco Jacks, red Groupers
Biggest size Type : All small fish, bonitos up to 15 pounds
Techniques : 99% Vertical Jigging, 1% cut bait
Jigs : 100-230 gram, butterfly jigs, speed jigs, silver, and blue worked the most for me.
What can I say, I was glad to get back in the water. During my last fishing trip one of my jigging rods broke because I was bored and wanted to catch a big fish. I was left with a bitter taste in my luck. Luck has not changed much lately. On this trip all looked perfect. The weather looked great, the rains had stopped, the seas were calm, and the current was good. The fish bite was not there. The bottom machine was marking nice fish on just about every stop. The fish were not cooperating on the first few drops. During the morning only a small blackfin tuna was caught, we encountered some weed lines and a big balloon floating but no fish under. Later in the afternoon it started to get better with a few bonitos and some almaco jacks coming overboard. All but two bonitos were released. Only 3 people gave up on the jigging and started using bait. A few small red groupers were landed and released. All in all it felt good to be out there again. Hopefully next time it will get better.
The other boat on the Reward Fleet did pretty good at night catching a few dozen yellow tails.