Miami Fishing Report - February 16, 2014

Cobias are starting to show up on the first reef in 20-30'. 170'. Amberjacks are on the deep wrecks of Dade County, around 220' like the Star Trek in front of the county wrecks by the hotels of Key Biscayne.
Tile fish on slow days can save your day. Locate them between 600-670' directly in front of Government Cut. For these you need a light on your rig, a heavy weight of 5-9 pounds and the typical chicken rig with circle hooks. Use baits like whole squid to add the scent factor. You must mark bait on the sandy bottom to be successful.
Bait is by the first bent marker of Government cut with plenty of hearring and small blue runners. Pilchards are good in the mainland ferry dock to Fisher Island by Miami Beach.
On a different topic, We had the 2014 Office Depot Foundation Invitational tournament on Feb. 6th, 2014.
These are the official standings:
Sailfish Division:
1st place: Texas Wireline (Hillsborough) – Capt. Tom Oberrender (4 sails)
2nd place: Rebound (Hillsborough) – Capt. Stan Hunt (3 sails)
3rd Place: Juel Marie (Palm Beach) – Capt. Bill Davis (2 sails)
Fun Fish Division:
1st place: Martini (Palm Beach) – Capt. Dav...e Dotterweich (36.5 Kingfish)
2nd place: Rebound (Hillsborough) – Capt. Stan Hunt (30.8 Kingfish)
3rd Place: Outta Control (Hollywood) – Capt. Ralph Hawkins (26.8 Kingfish)
Congratulations to all my crews, you guys did an excellent job. Hope to see you next year.
Good luck, catch em up and keep me informed.
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