Our spearfishing groups did real well up north on a multi day trip on our Riviera 43′. They fished around a few different island and the south reef for Huge Cubera, AJ’s, yellowtail and grouper. These guys are regulars with us from the east coast so a big thanks for coming down and hanging out with us.
Offshore fishing is still hit or miss. Again striped Marlin are offshore feeding on the flying fish. As on the seamounts the Marlin are thick as thieves. Light tackle fishing these Marlin are about as fun as fishing gets.
Further out there a large schools of porpoise holding tuna. If you find them it’s a tug fest. The problem is it’s like throwing darts. You pick a direction and go. It’s best when there’s no wind, making it easier to spot the porpoise. Some schools are running mixed size in the 30-50lb class and others much smaller. Having a couple different baits is a plus. We metered the tuna at 60 ft under the porpoise so running deep diving swim baits like Marauders or chunking squid out in front of the schools did the trick. The hard part is finding them. Currently there are a lot of fish south of us just out of range for day trips. If the water continues to favorable they should continue to move North making it possible for us to get to.