Just got back to Seagrove from 9 days at Indian Pass. I got to run 6 Tarpon trips and we put 5 to the boat and jumped off one more. The biggest fish was about 165 pounds and the smallest about 100 pounds. There seem to be plenty of fish but they have not really "ganged up" any where. Spending the time to run and look for a feed seems to be the best option this year.
After a long stretch of great conditions, this is the third day I've had to cancel my trips. Tropical Storm Alex may be on it's way to Mexico, but the surf generated by the storm is hitting the shore here.
I know it's been a couple of weeks since I wrote but I have been working 14-15 hours a day, running 2 trips every day and cleaning fish for hours.
To say that fishing has been easy is putting it mildly. LOTS of big Red Snappers (had a 20-pound fish today).
Plenty of Kings with a lot in the 25 to 40 pound range. A few groupers around, plenty of Amberines and even a few cobia coming through.
Red Snapper season finally opened and we have been having a blast catching some fine ones. All the boats off the beach have been coming in with a good grade of fish.
We have had a bunch of fish in the 12 to 20# class. It's great to be able to throw back a 6 to 8# Snapper and tell the folks that we really want to look for a bigger one to keep!
Somebody needs to get up with the Chamber of Commerce and see if we can get a patent on the last 10 days. If not I sure hope we at least get summer re-runs ! The cobia run continues on with lots of fish around, the spanish are here in good numbers, there are a few groupers to be had, plenty of pinks and vermillions and, of course, the ever present Red Snappers are piled up just waiting to be caught and released.