5-11-2012 Miami Fishing Report – Sailfish Release

Fishing conditions were a bit rough this past saturday but the bait was solid.  We loaded up on cigar minnows and pilchards and charged south towards Fowey Rocks.  Winds were stiff at 15 – 20 knots blowing steady out of the NE – ideal for sailfish conditions.  We deployed the spread and hooked up on a frisky little sail on the first drift!

As the wind and waves picked up the fishing actually improved!  The choppy seas made it difficult to stand up after a while but we pressed on.  Around 12:15 a nice cobia grabbed the short bait, but we lost him at the boat.  I suppose he didn’t want to wind up as table fare…so I suppose it counts as a cobia release! Todd’s sifting through the gopro footage and hopefully we’ll have some quick shots of him soon.

Capt. Charlie Ellis

Capt. Charlie Ellis

Captain at Miami Fishing Charters LLC
Capt. Charlie Ellis of Miami, FL has 25 years experience fishing for big game species like Bluefin Tuna, Sailfish, Swordfish, and Sharks. Capt. Charlie is also an avid scuba diver, world traveler, writer, and entrepreneur.
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