My computer is telling me I haven't written in a while but there is good reason, it has been cold folks!
That time of the year when two of my favorite seasons collide, Christmas and Flounder!
I have always been a big fan of Christmas time, decorations, family, gatherings & presents always gets me happy and engaged. The fact that this is when the Flounder bite is at it's peak just off the beach at South Walton only makes it better.
Our latest trip launched from the new Pilcher Park under the 331 Bridge. The water was calm, the wind light, and the sky clear. It was a perfect day to be on the water.
The Thanksgiving holiday is over and we have had a great run of weather here at the beach.
Most years I am booked every day the week of Thanksgiving but the weather only lets us fish a couple/three days. This year I have been able to take my folks out and get 'em a mess of fish for 10 out of the past 11 days!
We have had a great stretch of wonderful weather here at the beach. Until today it's been warm, sunny, calm and crystal clear water. We had a little front come through this AM and while the temps may drop a little. The Gulf looks to stay quite fishable and the skies sunny for at least a couple more days.
I know it's been 3 weeks or so since I wrote but we have only been able to fish about 10 days of that time.
Between Hurricanes that hit elsewhere but kicked the Gulf up and just regular old cold fronts and breezy days I have sure had to cancel a lot of fishing trips this fall.
Captain Greg Burnett has a ton of fish tales and he likes to tell 'em!
Business partners Phillip Poundstone and Jacob Watkins are always hungry for a new business venture.
The past two weeks we've had some wonderful weather here at the beach.
Warm, sunny and calm with no crowds, it's times like this that makes you remember why you live here!
Alas, all good things come to end and it started blowing pretty dang hard out of the NE yesterday morning and the forecast is for that wind to continue for most of the week. No big surf on the beach (yet) but I sure wouldn't want to be two miles offshore in a 23 knot wind.
The last two weeks had us trying to reason with not just hurricane season, but the Feds fishin' season.
Harvey missed Florida completely but still had enough residual surf to keep us from fishing the first two days of our limited 10 day Triggerfish season and two of the last four days of Red Snapper by shutting down the first half of Labor Day weekend.