Drift fishing off West Palm Beach has been less than great this month. Our anglers are catching at the very least dinner, where some days are better than others. There are a lot of Mutton Snappers being caught however most do not exceed the 18 inch minimum length. Some days we get a great little Yellowtail bite with a mixture of Mangroves as well. The current this summer has been pretty strong for the most part making it hard on our average angler to hold bottom. Every once and a while we see a nice keeper Mutton. The Bonita’s are still pretty thick with the flat lines, but we are hooking some Kingfish on the flat line as well as the bottom rigs. Starting to see some small Cobia’s roaming the reef too. We are waiting on a break from the current so we can put some numbers in the box with “chicken rigs”. The Fall is upon us and we are expecting a great increase in boated bottom dwellers!!
On the Sport Fishing end of things, Tuna, Wahoo and, Dolphin Fishing has been a hit this month with tuna and wahoo just off the edge and the dolphin out 400 feet and deeper. There has been a lot of weed patches coming up the coast from the south to West Palm Beach. With the weed the Dolphin schools follow. The Dolphin have been less than 30 inches however, they are in great numbers and fun to catch weeding through the short fish. Myself along with others are looking forward to the next full moon Wahoo bite, predicting it will be a great one. Well this pretty much sums up the report for August 2017. We are looking forward to the next couple months as the Fall fishing off West Palm Beach and surrounding areas is usually pretty good. Thanks for taking time. “Tight Lines”!! Capt. George, Mad Son Fishing Charters.