Offshore sounded o.k. this weekend. Kingfish seemed to be the most prevalent species (again). I heard of a handful of sailfish caught while live baiting from 60-90′. One boat reported a decent number of dolphin, although most were fairly small. We went swordfishing Saturday night and had a small flurry of action. We had a nice fish eat a blue runner but ran under the boat when we got it close and got in the engines (bye bye). While this fish was on his friend was swimming around in the light but we didn’t get a pitch bait out in time (bye bye to him as well). Jimmy Gornto was a mile to our North and managed to catch one right about the same time that was near 70 inches and estimated over 150-175 pounds. I think they stole our fish!
Inshore, the redfish are still here. There were some more upper slot and over sized fish released this weekend. The mangrove snapper bite was very good inshore all weekend. I hear a lot of people got a nice limit of snappers up to 6 pounds. I haven’t heard anything from the snook fisherman, although when we came in from swordfishing there were plenty of people throwing plugs and feathers off of the jetty. Snook season opens soon so go find some fish.
Other than that our alligator hunting customers have been doing well since season opened. We have heard of quite a few over 10′ this week. We are getting another big batch of weighted treble hooks in early this week for those of you who need some more.
Don’t forget to come register for the inshore tournament this week. The 26th is the cut off for early entries to save $25.00.
You better go fishing today, it looks like pretty nasty weather mid-week. Hopefully we won’t have to break out the plywood!
Have a great day!