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Friday, January 30, 2009

West Palm Beach Sailfishing Report Aboard the Triple 7

Katie and I were lucky enough to be invited to fish on the Triple 7, a 60' Hatteras, out of Palm Beach this past weekend. Talk about being spoiled - a 60' boat with full time captain and crew just for the two of us. We had a great time. Over the two days we went 5 for 7 on sailfish, Katie caught her first and also caught a few kings accidentally. We had a triple hookup of sails on the kites on the first day of which we caught 2. The other 3 sailfish were caught slow trolling live goggle eyes.

The bite was great the day or two after the front passed through but our last day fishing the sailfish just weren't as aggressive as there were in the few days previous. We were lucky enough to bring a double header to the boat to save the day but those were the only 2 bites we had.

Triple 7 Sportfishing

60' Hatteras - The Triple 7

Sailfish released out of Palm beach

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Jacksonville Snapper Fishing is Great!

The red snapper limits continue to come in off of Jacksonville. Decent sized fish are being caught on live and dead bait from anywhere from 10 miles out to 40 miles out. Gag grouper are also here and there on the party grounds. Fish live bottom and ledges in 70-120ft of water to find the best red snapper bites. Last time I was out I found plenty of live bait (cigar minnows, sardines, etc) at the concrete pile at EF.

A few cobia have also been coming off of the deeper wrecks including BR (Blackmar's Reef) and CB (Casablanca wreck) off of Jacksonville.

Visit Jacksonville Artificial Reefs for reef information and GPS numbers.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Snapper bite continues to be great off Northeast Florida

Snapper limits have been pretty common over the last few weeks off Mayport and St. Augustine. Fishing dead sardines or live bait on natural bottom anywhere from 70-120ft has been producing consistent catches. A 25lb fish was caught in the party grounds as well.