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November Sailfishing is Heating Up!

We had a beautiful offshore trip yesterday, albeit with challenging fishing conditions. The offshore water is still cloudy and dirty from hurricane Nicole, so we spent the first half of the day looking for clean water. We fished depths from 80′ all the way out to 850′ with only a few critter bites to show for it and hardly any signs of life at all. As the afternoon wore on, we starting trolling towards the inlet and finally found a little pocket of cleaner water in 260-290′. Birds were working the area and there was lots of bait, it was the most promising water we saw all day. Sure enough, a Sailfish decided to cooperate and we had him to the side of the boat, tagged and released in short order. A couple of others came up on the dredge and played around, but we couldn’t get them to eat. We ended up going 2 for 4 on sailfish, there were some blackfin tuna mixed in as well. While overall it was a slow day, everything came together in the last hour or so. It’s those experiences that keep us coming back and we can’t wait to get out and do it again tomorrow. This should be a sign of things to come, we expect sailfish in good numbers to be showing up shortly. Come fishing with us, we’d love to get you out on the water!

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