We had a great day fishing off the reef the other day. A couple from the UK were out on the Big Bite 3. They had never been Deep Sea Fishing on the Ocean side before this trip. We chummed up a large assortment of different fish on a day when the water was crystal clear and the fish were biting. After boating Parrot fish, Speedos, Blue Runners and a nice mess of Yellowtail Snapper we spotted a large Cobia moving in and out of the Chum line in the back of the boat. The Cobia ate one of the Yellowtail on its way up from the bottom just as we prepared a bait to catch it. After we put the bait out on a balloon it took about a half hour later when the balloon started to dance across the water. Twenty minutes later we gaffed a 40 lb Cobia into the boat for pictures and dinner! Come on down to the Big Bite 3 at Smugglers Cove for a great day on the water on the Big Bite!
Last week we had everything from Mahi, Cobia, Blackfin Tuna, Kingfish, Bonita, and large Yellow Tail Snapper in the Boat
We are catching lots of fish! Blackfin Tuna, Mahi and the occasional Wahoo. We are catching them on the edge of the gulf stream. Some days that is in 450ft of water and some days that is 700 ft of water. But find the gulf stream and stick on it. When they come up into the boat they are full of 2 to 3 inch mahi. That’s right they are eating there own. It also means that they are breeding here in the gulf stream. Given how fast these fish grow they cannot be more than a couple of days old before becoming a meal. If we find a frigate bird it is a guarantee that we will catch something when the boat is under the bird. Lastly, it has been very windy and out in the deep water the waves can rock us a bit so we recommend that you take some Bonine (for motion sickness) when coming out to fish because these are the best days to fish! This has not been the typical flat com days where we look for weed lines and diving birds. So give us a call today, the Big Bite 3 will help you catch some big fish off of Islamorada in the Florida Keys!
Captain Bill Barnaby with a huge 50 lb Great Barracuda caught on the Big Bite 3 of a deep reef, while targeting large monsters with vivacious teeth.
Captain Richard Parkes owner/operator of the Big Bite had promised me a big fish with shoulders and he came through within 3 minutes of fishing.
My compliments to a veteran and proven Marlin tournament Champion, seems he can catch everything and sure knows the waters.