FISHING REPORT OCT. 2, 2012

 

Pompano Beach, Port Everglades, Haulover, Government Cut

Following the mullet schools are some sharks, jacks, barracudas and a few tarpon. Reports of migrating mullet schools, a few sightings of schools of Spanish sardines, lots of blue runners, a few Spanish mackerel and bluefish but no real runs of fish as of yet.

Offshore anglers are enjoying some nice action from king mackerel. The kings are decent size fish in the eight to 20 pound range and have been feeding in depths from 80 to 140 feet of water. Mixed in with the kingfish have been lots of bonitos, a few blackfin tuna and blue runners. Best action has been with free-lined live baits and with vertical jigs. A few sailfish have been caught recently but they are scattered. Offshore dolphins continue to be scattered with best action coming under birds and next to floating debris.

Daytime bottom fishing continues to produce some nice mutton snappers, almaco jacks and a few groupers over the wrecks, ledges and on the outside of the outer reef. Swordfishing has been fair both day and night. Nighttime bottom fishing on the reefs is producing a nice catch of mutton, yellowtail and mangrove snappers. 18.

Biscayne Bay Inshore

Recently the baitfish schools that were pretty thick in Biscayne Bay have vanished leaving only some large schools of mullet as baitfish in the bay. A few small tarpon have been playing with these mullet but I haven’t seen of much else bothering them. Lots of seatrout are on the grass flats and I talked to two fly fishermen the other day that released over 40 trout in a half day morning trip. Plenty of small jacks, ladyfish, snapper and a few snook and barracudas are available in the bay. Snook continue to be caught in all of the ocean inlets both day and night.