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Date posted April 3, 2018 4:42 PM
Posted by Jillybird
Report location Offshore > While we suffer in this gloomy weather, the INSANE Miami offshore bite is in full force
Fishing method Boat
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I went down to Miami to fish the new Jillybird IV last week just in time to get blasted by the gales of the cold front. Our first day, Saturday, was calm, but we started too late, and all the bait boats were sold out. With no live bait, we spent a couple of hours looking for some. It was a pathetic expensive goose chase. None of our normal spots had anything. We couldn’t even find blue runners to drop on the wrecks.

Next morning we went yellowtailing in still calm conditions with little current and not great water. Slow but I caught loads of short muttons while my son got a flag yellowtail. Finally, in the afternoon, the breeze picked up and it was time to go sailfishing. With just the two of us, I went into the tower and Capt. Wylie worked the pit. Once I found the magic depth, we kept getting hammered by nice black fin tuna in the 5-8 pound class, including a triple header that was impossible for one angler to handle by himself. Meanwhile, as the hits kept on coming, the wind and the waves kept on growing. By the time we headed in at 7 pm it was blowing 25 knots out of the north and the seas were interesting. We were taking spray in the tower. Love this new boat.

My last two days were complete blow outs with 30-35 knot winds each day. We did hit Snapper Creek in Kendall one afternoon with shiners where my son nabbed three nice largemouth bass.

After I headed back to NY, my son ran a bunch of charters. He tried to convince four Spring Break students from MIT to cancel because of the wind, but they wanted to go. So Capt. Wylie ran a bay trip and they caught a mess of sea trout, mangrove snappers, and other critters in a protected area. As the seas calmed a bit, my son ran a bunch of offshore trips and found plenty of sailfish, mahi, blackfin, skipjack tuna, and bonito around. He also had a nice wahoo bite off on the full moon. The offshore bite is really very consistent right now, especially with some north current. For example, this morning’s 1/2 trip for a dad and two teens from Michigan saw them go 2/3 on sails, 2 blackfin, and 4 bonito as well as a couple of cut offs and missed fish. Now’s the time to enjoy some of the best fishing of the year off of Miami before the action gets going in NY. What’s terrific is my son’s schedule has really filled up amazingly over the last few weeks and he and his clients are having a lot of fun. If you want to get in on this hot bite, give Capt. Wylie a call at 914-874-9697. I’m heading back down next week for another round.

Mahi, yum

One of two this morning

Happy family

Sushi anyone?

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Capt. Joe - Moriches, NY
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morning dew

Joined: 03/25/2002
Posts: 704
Location: Off the grid
 04/03/2018 06:58 PM  

Great report as usual. Might as well go down again soon gonna be May at this rate before the crappie start hitting up here!

I like Pearl in a can,and Jim Beam Black, and chewing tobacco from a mail pouch sack.

Joined: 09/18/2014
Posts: 63
 04/04/2018 09:29 AM  

oh I hope you fall the nice warm clear fish filled water...NY weather sucks right now...

Joined: 10/29/2013
Posts: 17
 04/04/2018 12:04 PM  

As if filleting cold water fishermen isn't enough for you, you gotta turn the fillet knife in us too?!
SO jealous......until opening trout season in 10 days.
VERY NICE Capt. Wylie, very nice indeed. We'll miss you on opening trout day.

Joined: 09/03/2001
Posts: 2270
Location: Mamaroneck
 04/04/2018 02:07 PM  

The only trout I might get on opening day would be a sea trout. Hard to believe we've got another round of snow coming in. This is nuts this Spring. And we can't even ice fish anymore.

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Joined: 11/06/2000
Posts: 24723
Location: Rosario, Arg
 04/05/2018 01:45 PM  



Joined: 10/01/2001
Posts: 16747
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 04/05/2018 07:02 PM  

ShadesShadesShades up,,,,,,,,,,,,><(((:>



Joined: 09/21/2017
Posts: 6
Location: Merrick
 04/06/2018 08:53 AM  

Fan-flippin-tastic report! You guys work hard at it - glad it's paying off!

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