Capt. Doug Kaska
Kingfish will be moving in closer to shore and that will help the person with the smaller boat. Remember to have plenty of stinger rigs on board as a nice size King will twist that wire and it will not be able to be used again. Make sure your reels have plenty of line on them if not replace it because you never can tell when that 40lb king is going to take the bait.
The Dolphin bite, where did it go I have been pulling baits from 70—250ft of water with very little success. We had a very strong bite early in the season but has pretty much disappeared. I have been getting Kings in the 100ft area also not big ones.
Sailfish are still in the area and should be following active bait pods. This will put a smile on your face when you get that hookup. This past month I have gotten several sails and have seen plenty come to the back of the boat.
The bottom fishing bite has been fantastic and I look for that to continue through the summer months. Trigger fish, Grouper and Mangrove Snapper are being caught.
The Big Jacks are aggressively attacking a top water plug; this is some hard fast fun when nothing else is around.
Moving closer to the beaches the Tarpon bite will continue to get better and better as the bait on the beach stays around. It has been hit or miss at times, when you do find them be patient as they will bite your bait and then its game on not ”fish on”.
The sharks are going to be a problem again this month as the mullet run will be going on, with warmer waters the sharks will be here and you will catch plenty of them before you get your prize fish. Sharks are a great fighting fish and will test your strength and stamina.
In closing I have been seeing VERY large sharks coming up to the boat so please, be very careful. In the past few weeks I have had Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks and Hammerheads come to the boat, I am talking in the 8—12 ft range.
Capt. Doug Kaska runs a 21’ Shoalwater cat style hull that will handle up to 4 people with ease and comfort with a smooth dry ride. If you are looking to fish the flats or go offshore this boat will do it. He runs the Evinrude 150 E-Tec which is quiet and very fuel efficient.
Capt. Doug Kaska