Nice Bull on the Edge

With blackfin tuna bounding about in the early evening hours off Key Biscayne, we’ve been doing our best to get out there as time/bait permits between work and our charter schedule. With little to no wind, it can be tricky to fly a kite without helium – and we often resort to towing the kite up and bumping the boat in and out of gear to maintain altitude.

We were fortunate to slide out of work just early enough to get a solid two hours on the water (earlier this week) but the bait just wouldn’t cooperate.  With about a dozen cigar minnows, we headed out to the edge and tried our luck with a failing wind out of the east. To our surprise, this nice bull mahi crashed the short bait before we even got the spread out – but the line fouled in the clip and wrapped around the line…and Mr. Mahi went bounding into the distance and pulled our entire spread down!

Mahi Mahi fishing Miami

Capt. Charlie Ellis with a nice Bull Dolphin

We took what we could get and headed in as the sun began to set since we didn’t have enough bait to really chum up the tuna.  It’s rare I get the chance to wail on a nice dolphin since i’m usually driving or watching Todd help anglers land their fish.  I’m even luckier I got the kite back after it took a plunge!

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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