OCTOBER FISHING REPORT
November 7, 2018
October to me spells swordfish! There is typically a good push of swordfish off south Florida in October. This is a good time to target swordfish both day and night. Daytime swordfish require deep drop tackle. Fishing for swordfish at night can be laid back relaxing fun.
Aside from the time of year, wind speed and direction are big factors for determining the best depth to fish for Mahi-Mahi. When looking at the wind it is important to consider conditions on the day you fish in addition to a few days prior to your outing. With little to no wind, weed lines usually start in about 1000 feet of water and you may fish as deep as 1800 feet. If you are fishing after a few days of moderate east wind, the seaweed, floating debris and baitfish may get pushed closer to shore. If this is the case, the fish may be in 800-1100 feet of water. Making a long run is counterproductive on days like this because you may overshoot the most productive areas. The key thing is to look for cover. Remember to bring a good set of binoculars.
Captain Steve DeBlauwe