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This fall has been really good so far. The king Mackrel bite in close was great all the way through October. The pelagic bit got a lot better as well we even raised a couple billfish around the nipple in the middle of November. The edge and yellow gravel have been really good for putting some meat in the box. Scamps mingos porgies lane snappers and the occasional BFT. Inshore the redfish showed up a little late but have been very consistent as of late. The flounder bite has also been pretty good.

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We have been running a lot of trips this month and it still seems like summer out. Fishing is good and seems to be getting better we had a week that was a little slow on the harvest moon but besides that it has been really good. The pelagic bite has been good and seems to be getting better. We have had billfish shots the last 3 trips. We seem to hit a litttle bad luck with them but it will change. Wahoo bite has been very steady and some quality ones and we have had some great skyrocket bites.
The edge has been producing scamp mingos and porgies even caught a couple sand tiles the other day. The inshore king bite is really hot now and should continue through October.

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Recent trips have been filled with lots of snappers, king mackerel, scamp, mingo's, and sharks. Here are some recent pics. The pelagic bite has been good but we have not had any pelagic charters in the past two weeks.

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Light Tackle King Fishing with Marlin Hunter

In this episode, Phil goes inshore King Mackerel fishing with Captain Rick Barberi of Marlin Hunter Fishing Charters in Pensacola, Florida. For this trip we used light tackle to add an extra level of challenge and excitement. We landed a total of five Kings during the charter.

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I haven't put up any reports in a while but fishing is great now. School is back in boat traffic has slowed and the fish are biting. Fall is a great time to fish with a variety of options. Ballyhoos and a lot of other bait push onto the beach which makes near shore trolling very exciting you never know what might show up kings, bonito, mahi, sailfish and the occasional black fin tuna. The wahoo bite has been good as well. We have also been doing a lot of bottom fishing trips to the edge and filling up the box.

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Now that snapper fishing is over for the year we will be getting back to chasing some pelagics. We recently got a new boat and it is rigged a ready to run (cape horn 31T) I put together a little video of the couple times we did get out and remeber to turn on the go pro.

We have been super busy so far this month running all kinds of trips. Fishing has been good as usual in the Gulf of Mexico. Of course some days better than others.
The blue water bite has gotten better as of the last couple of weeks. The bottom fishing is good we have several trips with limits of nice black snapper limits. The king mackerel bite has been incredible so far this year.
​i have met all kinds of great people this year. I am looking forward to the rest of the season.

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We have made a couple of pelagic trips lately. The fishing is not on fire but definitely good enough. On 5/12 we were 0-1 on blue marlin had a crash bite on short rigger he never got the hook. We saw several 10-15 lb mahi took 10 home and caught one about 35 lbs. On 5/14 we did not see any billfish caught a few super chickens and a nice wahoo mid 60's for sure.
I'm a federally permitted boat and we can start snapper fishing 6/1 and will continue thru 7/17 in federal waters. If any would like to combine a snapper trip with chasing some pelagics let me know. We can also just do a quick snapper trip or spend the whole day looking for that blue marlin.

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We fished the last three days. We had some good weather and great fishing. We caught triggers,ajs, Mingo's and a small gaffer mahi. The water is really cleaning and warming up. The pelagics should be here anytime. The reef fish have really been chewing and there are some giant red snapper out there.

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