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Capt. Skip Dana Jan. Fishing Report

January 17, 2013

After a red hot start to this winter’s Sailfish bite, the lack of steady cold fronts has put us back into more of a transitional late fall pattern. While we are still picking at a few Sailfish locally, the best bite has been from Palm Beach to Fort Pierce, and from Key Biscayne south. With that said we should expect a good bite this weekend starting late Friday thru Sunday as the wind picks up and shifts from northwest to northeast. Sailfish should start to push back our way and expect to see some thumper size dolphin, nice kings, and maybe a wahoo. It changes daily but the best bite has been from 180-140.
The bite on the reefs has been decent but the same lack of cold fronts that has slowed down the sailfishing effects the bottom fishing too.
The gag groupers showed up on the wrecks a few days before season closed. We were able to get a few but May 1st they better watch out. When conditions have been calm we’ve been catching almaco and amberjacks on most of the deeper wrecks, a few big muttons, yelloweyes, a few snowy’s, and monster triggers.
Should be a great weekend, good luck if you get out.

Capt. Skip

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