The past two months have just flown by. Alot of fish have come and gone. Encounters with sailfish, wahoo and more blackfin tuna than I have ever seen here. I would like to say we boated all three of those species, but I can’t. Saw, hooked, played, yes. Boated, no. Even I had Murphy chewing on my ass, I blew shots at three sailfish all in the space of about thirty seconds. Lost blackfin tuna, world record skipjack tuna, had fifty pound wahoo swimming around the boat that wouldn’t eat. It certainly has been entertaining. I was very worried about the false albacore this year. They showed up late and the numbers seemed way down. The first wave of fish really started chewing,(they had been here for several weeks, but had been very uncooperative) about the middle of june. There were days that if you didn’t want to be fighting an albie, you didn’t dare put your fly in the water. Other days, the depthfinder would be just black with fish, but they wouldn’t come up and play, or eat a deep drifted fly. Very annoying. But, they finally got with the normal program and we’re still banging the crap out of them here in the middle of august. And judging from the huge schools of medium sized fish, next year should be a very good year for trophy sized, fifteen pound and up fish. Unless things change and we get another round with the big guys this year, we’ll finish out the season with about twenty some odd albies over fifteen lbs, at least a dz. over seventeen lbs and four twenty pound monsters. That’s just what we were able to get to the boat without coming off the hook or getting eaten on the way up by something larger. I hope to get a few more shots at the blackfin tuna that were in good supply in july, there were times that twenty five to forty pounders were crashing around the boat just like jumbo albies. We usually get another run in the fall when they all come back past heading south. What seems to be a typical August run of sailfish and wahoo is going on now, as well as some good tarpon and trophy snook fishing. That will be the main items on the menu until the fall bait migration kicks in towards the end of September. If you haven’t seen the mullet run,(thats just what we call it here, there are also glass minnows, sardines, herring and pilchards all running south along the beaches) it is truly a spectacular sight to behold. Huge schools of baitfish with every imaginable predator species following. Huge jacks, tarpon, snook, sharks and even sailfish and king mackerel in shallow water along the beaches chasing bait. The timing on this event changes every year depending on the weather, but mid september through october is about right.