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Fishing Report - March 2001
"The first half of March has been very poor fishing by our normal standards, but it is now back on the rebound."
February and March are considered to be our peak months for the sailfish migration. Something happened this year. Mother nature pulled some tricks on us. She first got it going with a small earthquake, and believe it or not, earthquakes really shut the fishing down. Then she threw some weather at us. It was the first time in 30 years we had intense rain and wind during the winter. The storm does not hurt the fishing, but the after affects did. A cold green water current moved down from the North and moved our blue water out to almost 30 miles.
I was only half joking one day when I told my clients; "Instead of trolling with these baits, maybe we would have better luck trolling with jackets and sweaters."
The first half of March has been very poor fishing by our normal standards, but it is now back on the rebound.
The giant tuna have come back, the blue marlin are active, and the dorado and sailfish are keeping everybody happy. There is an abundance of all species, and now is the time to get in on the action.
Please remember that we need volunteers for the Fintastic Tag and Release Tournament this November 15th. As an observer, a free day on the water, with the best captains in the area would be an unforgettable experience. "A billfish is to valuable to catch only once"