Fishing Report Sept. 11, 2012

Dade, Broward, Palm Beach
Mutton snappers from the first reef out to some of the wrecks in 120 feet of water has been RED HOT. Kingfish and bonitos could be found in depths from 100 to 200 feet. Dolphins continue to be scattered out in the Gulf Stream. Swordfishing was slow this week but the big fish should start to move in this month. At night big cubera snappers were biting live lobsters fished over deep ledges and wrecks inside of 200 feet of water some cuberas have been seen following the lobster walk. Snook season opened on September 1, on the Atlantic side and snook fishing was slow. A few were caught around the ocean inlets and along the beaches.

Biscayne Bay

Some large schools of baitfish are holding in the bay but the fishing has not been that good. Working the tops of some of the bigger grass flats on the high tide may help you find some of the larger seatrout that are in the bay. These fish will be scattered across the flats and will hit a surface plug worked over their heads. Look for mangrove snappers to be mixed in with the seatrout. Nighttime small tarpon and snook action has been fair around the bridge shadow lines ocean inlets and next to lighted dock lights.