10.15.16

Some Dolphin, tuna, and mackerel action today

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9/5/16 – All day, Offshore adventure.

Went offshore aboard the New Moon III, Started off trolling the reef for some fresh baits to use before we ventured off into the gulfstream in search of Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, sailfish, and Swordfish.

The bite started off slow, Ended up with six bonito, and three king mackerel. Headed offshore, we stumbled into some birds working on a mixed school of skip jack tuna, and blackfin tuna, Landing a handful of those. Tons of scattered grass all over, no solid weed lines. We got into the sword grounds and decided to make a few drops. As we stabilized into the current, A few nice gaffer mahis ate our rigger baits while waiting for the big bite. Unfortunately, the bite happened while everyone was running the chinese fire drill on the mahis, we couldnt get to the rod in time.

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9/1/16 – Great sailfish action

Went on another deep sea fishing charter out of miami, on the New Moon III. We managed to hook into some king mackerel, bonito, wahoo, and tuna. At the end of the trip we ended up with three sailfish all at once. once these three were landed, we put the baits out again and ended up with another three! Here’s a picture of the one the kids caught by themselves.

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FIshing 8/20/16

Took a family out fishing this afternoon aboard the New Moon III out of Haulover Marina today.

We were able to catch some nice bonito and kingfish while trolling on the reef, as well as a few nice mahi mahi

a few miles offshore. On the way in, we were able to hook into these 25lb Jack crevalle. Without any help, they

were able to reel them in all by themselves.

 

 

 

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Chunky Dolphin Crush Offshore

Four anglers from Caracus, Venezuela chartered New Moon Sportfishing for a 3/4 day trip.Image

We went offshore with a nice load of live horse pilchards, trolling out to about 1000 feet of water. After about an hour and a half of some pretty low action, Captain Bobby Meekins spotted a real nice floater which turned out to be a 25 foot long piece of bamboo. Bulls-eye….the crush was on!

We could see the Dolphin everywhere, the ocean water surrounding the bamboo was blue with the school of mahi mahi. We caught 29 nice gaffer dolphin back to back from 8 lbs – 17 lbs. Mate Joshua May then went inside and pulled out an ready rigged planer rod and caught a nice half dozen Wahoo which topped off the trip.

Made it back to the dock by 5:30pm with some very happy customers!

Another nice deep sea fishing charter in Miami aboard New Moon Sportfishing.

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Four anglers from Caracus, Venezuela chartered New Moon Sportfishing for a 3/4 day trip.Image

We went offshore with a nice load of live horse pilchards, trolling out to about 1000 feet of water. After about an hour and a half of some pretty low action, Captain Bobby Meekins spotted a real nice floater which turned out to be a 25 foot long piece of bamboo. Bulls-eye….the crush was on!

We could see the Dolphin everywhere, the ocean water surrounding the bamboo was blue with the school of mahi mahi. We caught 29 nice gaffer dolphin back to back from 8 lbs – 17 lbs. Mate Joshua May then went inside and pulled out an ready rigged planer rod and caught a nice half dozen Wahoo which topped off the trip.

Made it back to the dock by 5:30pm with some very happy customers!

Another nice deep sea fishing charter in Miami aboard New Moon Sportfishing.

Tuna, Tuna and more Tuna

My intention was to go offshore to catch some nice Dolphin. After heading out we started to lose the daylight quickly with the incoming storm rolling up on us. We looked everywhere hoping to see a floater or two when we finally spotted one….oh wait, just a grouping of mylar balloons.

We continued on out catching a Barracuda and a Little Tunny (Bonito) on the way. As the sun went down and the time passed we decided to head back in a little ways all the while keeping our eyes peeled for floaters, birds or any sign of life out there. When there they were, a group of tuna birds and shearwaters. Perfect! We could see it from afar…the ocean water was boiling with all the commotion of the blackfin tuna feeding on the krill. We quickly pulled up to the school and threw scoops of chummies out to keep the tuna around. We caught them on free-lining pilchards one after the other chasing the schools as they were moving away from us til eventually they headed north and we headed home…..for some fresh tuna tataki!

Another great day aboard New Moon Sportfishing!

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Sunday Afternoon Mahi-mahi Fishing Excursion

Left the dock at about 1:30pm with six Anglers here on vacation from Russia. We went right to the bait spot where we caught about 50 live pilchards in the Bay.

Bait fishing started very slow due to heavy boat traffic, so we made our way out to Bakers Haulover Inlet. While there I noticed a beautiful light north current on the beach which instinct told me to head offshore to about 800-900 feet of water….where we immediately found floaters and caught about a dozen, nice keeper Dolphin under a floating beach chair!!!  

After that we headed east another mile where we found a 30 foot piece of bamboo floating straight up and down – an ideal condition to attract bait fish and lots of dolphin.  That’s where we landed ourselves a pair of 20 pounders!  Headed back to the dock after that and filleted them up! Happy customers and crew aboard New Moon Sportfishing. Thanks Mate Joshua May – great job today!!

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