Thursday, June 25, 2009

Little Tunny Arrive With Summer

Thursday, June 4, 2009
Summer Arrives

man with bonita

Well, summer pattern is now in effect. Weather has taken on the normal summer feel with warm and humid mornings, hot middays and afternoon thunderstorms. It's been taking its time but the water is warming up and bait is increasing in numbers. Instead of seas rocking and rolling at 4 to 5 feet, they are calming to 1 to 2. And with all of these changes the available fish to catch are increasing....especially if your looking for fun. Dan and his first Little Tunny The False Albacore (aka Little Tunny or Bonito) are formitable fighters and a challenge on spinning tackle and the flyrod. They are looking for food and eat just about anything from Greenies to Glass Minnows. To get them to take a fly it's best to chum to attract them to the boat and then offer the fly. They can be found at most any depth but there's more action in the top 15 feet of the water column. When they're feeding on Glass Minnows and making a ruckus on the surface, it's easy to get them to take small plastic baits if you can get in on the feeding frenzy. This process lasts all summer long so the window of opportunity is wide open. And if you're out in deeper water there's always a chance that a Sailfish or Dolphin (Mahi) will pick up your bait before the Tunny can get there. It's fishing, so action is not guaranteed, but it's a good bet throughout the summer.

Capt. Duber Winters
Green Water Charters

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