King fish are here and bait is everywhere! We got some lively baits and couldn't fish more than 1 rod at a time because the action was non stop! As soon as, we tried to put out a second rod - the first one would start singing. We also caught a lot of catch and release monster gags today - but obviously released them all unharmed. It was a GREAT day offshore!
We had a great day fishing although it was a bit choppy - the trip still preferred to head out. So out we went! We fished nearshore until the wind layed down. We caught some red groupers and whooper gags (all catch and release) We moved out to the ledge and brought home a yummy array of fish for my anglers cookout that evening. They brought home mangrove snapper, lane snapper, black sea bass, and a Spanish mackerel.
Today, I took a two man charter 17 miles offshore. It was a little choppy and windy (but of course, we reviewed that when we planned the trip!) We caught lots of porgies today! We also pulled up some nice Amberjacks. We loaded up on Yellow Tail Snappers - and a first time offshore angler pulled up a Mutton Snapper. This was a special catch because Muttons are not as abundant on the Gulf and are normally in deeper water. They are very popular on the East Coast and delicious on the dinner table.
Gasprilla kept the crowds away and made the fishing killer! We had a light chop in the AM and a calm PM - on the great, crystal clear "lake" of Mexico. We started our day at about 20 miles offshore. Our first fish was a NICE red grouper. We got a good work out with some Amberjack and Almaco jack then switched over into Hogfish mode... a true challenge and delicacy! We moved 10 miles offshore and had a LOT OF ACTION... everyone on the boat went home with filets for the month! We loaded up on mangrove snappers and had some fun with catch and release gags. We even came home with a giant Sheephead and of course, the coveted Hogfish. Just take a look at this thing!
What an incredible crisp winter day for fishing on the beautiful gulf! We woke up a little later today, bundled up, and headed out around 9AM. The water was glassy and still - just a perfect day to be out on the waterl! Of course, even on the coldest of days - our action was HOT! We came home enjoying the beautiful sunset with a big bucket of delicious fish: Mangrove Snappers, White Grunts, and Triple Tails!