Changin' Zip Codes for Tarpons & Tripletails

Today was my last day in the Grayton/Seagrove area for a bit. I'm off first thing in the AM to Indian Pass to chase Tarpons & Tripletails for about a month. While I'm sure I'll miss the "guarantee" of a full box off Grayton, I sure am looking forward to tangling with critters that weigh more than I do! No traffic and an empty beach at sunset is sounding pretty good after a busy summer here too.

Variety is the Spice of Angling

Whooo, we got squalled out today and I took two naps totaling four hours of well-needed "catch up" sleep this morning. I was still on the beach at 4:45 with the boat but was back home by 6 a.m. I just ran a quick count and I have run 32 days in a row totaling 54 different trips in that time. A new all time record for this old (tired) fishhead.

Record Payout & Purse at 2014 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

Angler Steve Brown and Team Reel Worthless combined with the Reel Fuelish crew to land the biggest—and only—blue marlin of the 2014 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, held at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort June 18-22.

The 594.9-pound fish was worth an ECBC record payout of $498,450. Reel Worthless swept the marlin division, top crew, and all but one of the optional jackpot entries to claim the biggest share of the overall $1.68 million in prize money. 

Summer Time Fishin's Great in Grayton Beach

As I mentioned last report, this time of year I take lots of folks that have been fishing with me for many years. All the folks in the pics below have been coming every June for many years, some of 'em for over 15 years. While the weather does not cooperate every year for all of 'em it seems the fish always do when we get to go!

These guys come with a big group and book 5 or 6 days in a row. They got some Big Red Snappers on this trip.

Cruise with Capt. Greg aboard Osprey Charters

Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews Bay, Shell Island reflects the push and pull of the delicate coastal ecosystem. White sand blankets the shoreline and gives way to tall pines, scrub bushes, and moss-draped oaks of St. Andrews State Park. A lone cabin sits high on stilts, clinging to life until the next hurricane. Life there is Florida as nature intended.


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