Fishing throughout the month of December was very good. The weather remained “sporty” with cold fronts following a 7 day pattern but the cooler weather turned on the sailfish. We have managed to catch nice sails on nearly every trip in December. Mixed in are the big wintertime kingfish that lurk around the slightly deeper waters of Palm Beach. The action remained consistent from 95 feet to 190 feet from Boynton Beach to Jupiter. Live goggle Eyes under a kite or slow trolled seem to be the ticket day in and day out producing the most bites and largest fish.
The Mahi Mahi haven’t shown up in the solid numbers we usually see but the cold weather should continue to drive the large schools to our area. With the rougher seas it’s been hard to go way offshore to located rip/weed lines.
The bottom fishing for us has slowed down, we haven’t seen the muttons and snappers biting like the normally have. With this in mind we have started targeting large jacks and Cudas inshore for customers as a backup plan, making the trips exciting with hard fighting, big fish. Slow trolling huge blue runners and very large goggle eyes have gotten explosive bites from cudas and jacks around inlets and inshore.
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