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Lots of movement on the water as crews and fishing operators prepare for the high season. As of late inshore action continues to be red hot while offshore is a waiting game for one or two big fish.
Striped marlin has made a showing offshore mixed in with a blue marlin here and there and a few sailfish. Dorado are starting to make a show but not yet in any big numbers. Inshore roosterfish, snapper, jacks and African pompano head up the list and also some deep water grouper and tilefish have made it to the dinner plate.
November historically is a fun time to fish. Dorado move into the area with the marlin right behind to munch on them. Schools of tuna will pass by occasionally traveling below spinner and spotted dolphins. We will see if El Nino changes this normal pattern.
Inshore will continue to be good. Roosterfish is always on a visitors bucket list and should be an easy task to check that one off. Snapper populations have really recovered since shrimp boats have been banned from the gulf and a whole fried snapper is to die for.