Richard and Nash
Today started off with two flat tires. I had a heck of a morning. Finally around 8:30 I made it to the inlet Marina. I met Richard and his son Nash. They were understanding and still were up for the trip. I netted up some finger Mullet and we headed out. First we trolled just outside the Inlet. The water temp. has warmed back up, but the fishing was still slow. We headed out to some 50ft stuff and quickly hooked up with a decent King.
Hopefully the fishing is picking up! We ended the half day with 3 good kings 12lb.-3olb., 2 Barracudas, plus some that we missed. It was fun and Nash did a great job on the Smoker King. Thanks again Richard and Nash!
We left the Inlet Marina at 7 a.m. and went and caught some croakers, they were not a problem. The water temperature has dropped in the past few days and it is cold, well 74. There was not much happening with the Snook, for last part of the outgoing tide. The tide was slack around 9:30 a.m. We ran the beaches for a bit and came across bait pods of greenies. We slow trolled some lives and caught a fair share of Bonita and landed a nice King. It was a good day for starting of slow and being worried about the cold water.
Jim and family,
The weather finally cleared up enough to get a morning of fishing in. The storms have been pretty serious the past week. The tide is outgoing most of the morning. Had no problem getting our bait. Pilchards, pogies, Mullet and a few croakers. We stopped on the way out of the inlet and fished the croakers, no luck. We headed north along the beaches and spotted big schools of small Bonita. We fished them for a bit catching a few on Attitude Swim Jigs. We covered a lot of area and fished a few spots along the way. It was a pretty slow day. Barracuda, a decent Kingfish, and a lot of Bonita pretty much sums up the day. Weather was perfect with no winds and the sun popped out in the afternoon.
Dan Agent and I,
The Strikezone Shootout was this weekend. Dan and I fished it together. The moon was at its brightest and fullest! The tournament started on Friday night at 9 p.m. and weigh-in was before 5 p.m. on Saturday. We fished for Snook Friday night. Dan caught the winning Snook, 12.3lbs at 9:30 p.m. We caught a lot of Redfish. Smallest Red was 28″. That ended up our only Snook.
After Snook fishing we fished the flats for Trout. We didn’t spend too much time with Trout. We ran into our friend Scott L. who already caught 10.13lb. Trout. So, our chances of catching one bigger was pretty slim. At 4 a.m. we crashed for a few hours then headed for a day offshore. We caught some fish, a few small kings, a small keeper Triple Tail and had a few shots at a couple of small dolphin. We also had a 40-50lb. Cobia swim up to the boat, I reeled a bait right up to him but he just turned his head and swam away. The full moon was having its effect on the fishing. We managed to pull out the winning Snook though. This was a very fun Tournament. Inshore and Offshore, fishing 20hrs. I will definitely fish the Strikezone shootout again next year.
Jamie and Elijah
The Morning started off a little rainy. We let the storms move through and then left the dock around 10a.m. The winds were calm so we headed out to fish the beaches. There is a good size ground swell, Monster hole was going off! The Kingfish were about two miles straight out in front of the Sebastian Inlet.