Light Tackle and Skipjacks Equal Fun
Report Date: January 30, 2014
Every trip, before leaving Port Everglades Inlet, we make sure we have a load of live pilchards (from Julie), and when available a load of frisky goggle eyes (from Tim). I want to thank our local live bait suppliers that make my job much easier and don't make me waste my anglers/guests valuable time on the water.
On Tuesday, the ocean was again very calm, so we tried the reef first. The first bait to hit the water – a goggle eye - produced a kingfish, but we could not get another bite after that. So we went in search of tuna again, but this time I had to go deeper - between 700' and 800' - to find them. Daniel and his wife from Canada had a blast catching about a dozen good size skipjack tuna and a few blackfin tuna - most of them on light tackle! Catching those skipjack on light tackle really makes people smile. Pound-for-pound, these fish are really tough fighters and a challenge on light tackle.
Capt. Mario Cote
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