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Old 05-11-2018, 08:42 AM
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I'm planning on going out tomorrow if the weather is as expected (10 knot winds and 2' - 3' seas).

Most reports for the past week are talking about Tuna and Dolphin offshore. Wondering if there are any updates on how the Grouper, Muttons, YT and Mangroves are biting out on the reef?

Who has been out lately that can share how fishing has been in the Miami area? Wondering if I should just wait for better conditions.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 05-11-2018, 08:54 AM
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I went out two weeks ago and it was a lake out there. First hit a nice weed line in 400ft and caught one decent fish and had some smaller fish hit. Headed further out to 800-1200 and found more weed lines along the way. Got a big school of 18-20" dolphin to the boat after catching one legal schoolie on the troll. we just messed with the small ones for a while but didn't keep any. Saw a big school of tuna but too many boats were all over it so we only caught one skippie on the popper. By 12pm we went to the reef and had some yellowtail far back behind the boat and we picked 10 off and had some nice bottom hits. Ended up with one 9lbs mutton (on the scale) and big schoolmaster then called it a day.

A friend with his buddies went spear fishing last week and they ended up with 4 blacks 20-25lbs and a few mutton.
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OMG! I guess that settles it! Thanks for the tip.
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He was killin it earlier this week on YT's and muttons.
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We fished our way up to the air show last weekend. Picked away at dolphin about 15 miles out along a nice weedline. Nothing big.

Reef bite for sails and big blackfin seems to be hot/cold from one day to the next.

YT were biting well 2 weeks ago on a late afternoon trip in 60' just south of govt cut.
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:57 PM
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Looks like the weather is deteriorating for tomorrow. We’ll see what happens.
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Went fishing out of Haulover Saturday night. Figured I would avoid the madness of the Sand Bar boaters. Got to the boat ramp about 7pm
and waited my turn to put the boat in the water. Had to politely ask another boater to move a little back on the dock as I needed a couple more feet to get the boat off the trailer.
Parked the truck and went to the dock, talked to the boater and crew and they said they were going to fish a secret spot and I wished them good luck. Pulling out of the marina a police boat arrived with a handcuffed jet skier and the guy looked pretty wasted.

Plan was just to go to some local wrecks and try for some YT and muttons. Got to a public spot and five minutes later the boater from the dock arrived at his not so secret spot secret and anchored next to us.
Had a good chum slick going and fought a huge jack and got a keeper mutton. The boater from the dock leaves and heads more south, but 30 minutes later (about 9:30pm) he comes back, goes between me and another boater then crosses 50-70 behind my boat. Had a line out with a live ballyhoo and it got caught in the guys boat, knew he wasn't stopping so let em take about 300 yards of line before cutting it. I bet he didn't even know what happened.

Moved to a deeper wreck but the current was ripping so moved inshore and got our limit of some nice mangroves. Might stick to just fishing during Bimini trips in the summer time.
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We found a few on saturday....here's my 6 year old dolphin slayer.

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Went fishing out of Haulover Saturday night. Figured I would avoid the madness of the Sand Bar boaters. Got to the boat ramp about 7pm
and waited my turn to put the boat in the water. Had to politely ask another boater to move a little back on the dock as I needed a couple more feet to get the boat off the trailer.
Parked the truck and went to the dock, talked to the boater and crew and they said they were going to fish a secret spot and I wished them good luck. Pulling out of the marina a police boat arrived with a handcuffed jet skier and the guy looked pretty wasted.

Plan was just to go to some local wrecks and try for some YT and muttons. Got to a public spot and five minutes later the boater from the dock arrived at his not so secret spot secret and anchored next to us.
Had a good chum slick going and fought a huge jack and got a keeper mutton. The boater from the dock leaves and heads more south, but 30 minutes later (about 9:30pm) he comes back, goes between me and another boater then crosses 50-70 behind my boat. Had a line out with a live ballyhoo and it got caught in the guys boat, knew he wasn't stopping so let em take about 300 yards of line before cutting it. I bet he didn't even know what happened.

Moved to a deeper wreck but the current was ripping so moved inshore and got our limit of some nice mangroves. Might stick to just fishing during Bimini trips in the summer time.
Interesting that the current was ripping, because during the day it was slow at 1mph
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Old 07-20-2018, 04:03 PM
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Two weeks ago off Miami
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Good catch!
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Old 08-09-2018, 01:35 PM
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Heading out Saturday providing weather holds up. Anything to report this week? I know ARS season is open for the next couple of weekends. Anyone targeting those in Miami?
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Headed out tomorrow, i'll let ya know how it goes. As far as the red snappers, a few charter capt's target them, im no pro, but i think the wrecks outside 200ft hold em' if i was targeting them.
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Cool.
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We filled the cooler in under an hour last Saturday, 00 to 57
The strong E wind had the weeds pushed in a little but broken up

Schools were moving south under 1 to 3 small birds picking and going in/out, we setup with live bait just south of the birds and had 6 rods on in seconds
Also came across one frigate but the small birds were picking over them also moving fast
Decent sized fish and one cow gaffer, lots and lots of little fish at the back of the school, all the fish were hungry and lit up

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Nice haul! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-11-2018, 01:39 PM
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Tough fishing today! It was a gorgeous day, current was ripping. Moved around a few times between 60’ - 90’ but couldn’t get anything going. Hope some of you had better luck!
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Quick report from last Saturday. There was no current and the winds out of the north east didn’t help. Did managed to catch a nice Red Grouper on a live yellowtail. Planning to go HST for Wahoo this Saturday. Any updates on current, bite, etc. are appreciated.
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We are heading out to do the same on Saturday. So far looks like conditions will be nice. There is a front coming thru early next week
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