The fishing was good for many anglers who fished the three daily trips of the Lady K this past Memorial Day weekend. Morning trips have been producing King Mackerel, Black-fin Tuna, Snapper and fish like the hard fighting African Pompano pictured above.
During some of the afternoon trips, Dorado (aka Dolphin or Mahi Mahi) have been showing up and when a school of these colorful fish show up there is sure to be some excitement. Most of the Dorado have been schooling sized fish in the 4 to 6 pound class. Use either a small chunk of bait on a single hook or a triple hooked sardine with the tail cut off and fished close to the boat for a chance to land one of these delicious fish.
There are still some toothy critters on and around the reefs where the Lady K fishes. Great Barracuda like the one pictured above will not only eat your Snapper or King Mackerel while your fighting it to the boat, but also hit triple hooked sardines and can give an awesome battle including aerial displays.
The morning and evening trips have been the best bet for anglers hoping to land Black-fin Tuna. Although sharks remain a nuisance, the Lady K has brought back a few whole Tuna to the dock this week. Most of the Tuna bite has been during the evening trip just before or right after dark. Remember to let these fish pull drag during their initial run because trying to stop one of these brutes will only result in a broken line.
Cobia action has continued with the fish surprising anglers during any one of the three trips and feeding at various depths. Although conditions are constantly changing, the fishing report for all three trips has King Mackerel feeding heavy in the morning and evening, Snapper feeding throughout the three trips with quite a few Yellow-tail snapper being caught during the afternoons, Black-fin Tuna feeding morning and evenings and False Albacore feeding both morning and afternoon, Cobia have been caught during any trip and with the steady east breeze the outlook for continued Mahi Mahi action could be very favorable.
The crews of the Lady K hopes everyone had a very happy and safe Memorial Day weekend and we salute all of our veterans for your service to our country. Thank you!