With Action Charter Service, consistency is the key to success. The good weather, calm seas and hungry fish are all consistent as well as our catches lately. We’ve had the good fortune of good weather and great anglers who have been bringing in the fish. Amberjack are plentiful offshore around 40 to 50 miles and a few Cobia have been showing up on the deep water wrecks.
We stop in the mornings and catch our live bait just offshore before we go out. Hard tails, green Elwys, and Cigar Minnows are still plentiful around the pass. As for the deep water fish, Scamp and Grouper are still holding strong in about 250 feet of water. The extremely large Vermilion Snapper (or Mingos) have slowed a little bit but are still in good numbers. As usual, they still prefer cut squid or small live bait like Cigar Minnows. We use small circle hooks in the deep water because it is so hard to feel them bite, it seems to help the customers land the fish in the boat.
King Mackerel, Bonita, Jack Cravelle and Spanish Mackerel are all biting good on the four hour trolling trips close to shore and out about five to six miles. We use small clark spoons and a number 2 planer with about a twelve foot leader and troll at about 5-6 knots. Most of the fish are holding around some of the wrecks but there are schools swimming out in the open water close to the beach. Just look for the birds, they’ll always show you where the fish are.
Check out our catches below and come fishing on the C.A.T. Boat with Captain George Pfeiffer!