February 2008Posted on: February 12, 2009
Thank God It’s February! What a busy month it’s been so far, and we’re only two weeks into it. This weather has been a bit weird to all of us, even leaving the fish confused. Action that normally takes place around the Holidays is happening right now with water temperatures at least 5 degrees warmer. The water along the beach has been about 74-76 degrees rather than 70 degrees, which we usually see in early February.
February means game fish, and they sure are moving through. Fishing has been excellent about 2-4 miles offshore in the Gulf Stream, where the current moves closer than anywhere on the eastern seaboard. Now through May we are seeing a little bit of everything; big Jacks in the inlet, Bonitos along the edge,White Marlin, huge game sharks on the wrecks such as the infamous Hammerhead shark, Thresher shark, Bull shark and yes, the occasional Mako shark bigger than you.
This is prime time! The Sailfish bite is on fire and only looking to get better!
Capt David Ide