Offshore bottom fishing with John, Chris, and Allison. We left from John’s house at 7 a.m. It was a good thing we went in John’s 31 Edgewater. What a beautiful ride. We threw the net a few times and loaded up on the Pilchards before we left the Sebastian Inlet. The bite was a little slow most of the day. We caught a Kingfish, one Mutton Snapper, a few Seabass, Amber Jacks, and lots of small Red Snapper. We did lose a few good ones on the bottom. Lots of action just not much for the box. We tried about 5 different spots before we decided to call it a day. Thanks again John, Chris, and Allison it is always a lot of fun to fish with you. We will put a hurting on the next time!
John and Ken
We went offshore bottom fishing out of the Sebastian Inlet. The weather was perfect after a solid week of it being bad. The pilchards are still thick. It was late, 10 a.m. when we finally left the Inlet Marina and headed offshore. The tide in the Inlet was incoming. The ocean was flat and we had no problem running 30 mph. all the way out. The Snapper bite was decent. We all caught Red Snapper. We caught a small Dolphin that came up to us while we were bottom fishing. We also caught 5 Mangrove Snapper, 2 small Gags, and 3 Lion fish. It was a fun day of fishing with some good friends.
John, Gay, Steve, and MaeBeth
Went bottom fishing offshore Sebastian Inlet with John, Gay, Steve, and MaeBeth. We went out in John and Gay’s Edgewater, a beautiful boat. The ocea was slightly choppy in the morning. There were a few storms around which we got stuck in. With the constant switching of wind directions making anchoring on a spot nearly impossible We had a tough time catching anything.
Once the storms moved through and things calmed down we moved to a new area where we were able to get on some nice fish. John caught a nice Grouper. Gay caught her first grouper. Steve caught a decent Trigger. MaeBeth caught a good Cobia and everyone caught a handful of Red Snapper and Small Amberjack. It ended up being a great day of fishing with a great group. Thanks again John for letting me Captain your boat and believing in my fishing skills. I am always grateful.
Chris, Holly, and Ray
We started inshore for the Sebastian Inlet Snook, then went offshore to bottom fish. Chris and Holly own Black Dog Bait and Tackle in Melbourne Beach. The weather was perfect today with no winds in the morning but by the afternoon it was a north. The tide in the Sebastian Inlet was outgoing till about 9 a.m. and the Snook were not biting.
Once the tide slacked we headed offshore to 60ft and slow trolled a few Pilchards. Chris caught a Bonita and Holly hooked up and landed a solid 30lb. Kingfish. The bottom was marking up really well but the bite was a little slow. Ray caught a small Mangrove and a couple small Seabass. Holly caught a decent size Nurse Shark. We also lost a nice fish on the flat line. We headed back in to the Sebastian Inlet and drifted a few times with the Pilchards and caught several Jacks. The time was about 1:30 p.m. and Holly and Chris needed to get back to the shop. Thanks Ray, Chris, and Holly it was fun fishing with you.
Henry and Melissa
Henry and Melissa from Tallahassee have fished with me once a couple of years back. They wanted to go offshore and what a perfect day it was to do just that. We met first thing this morning at the Inlet Marina which is part of the Sebastian Inlet State Park. Bait was not an issue. A couple of throws with the net and we had plenty of mullet and pilchards. Next stop was 19 miles out in 90ft. The bite was on! Red Snapper were tearing it up. They landed some nice ones. The AJ’s were also eating in full force. We got a few of them as well. Henry also caught big Gag Grouper, to bad it was not season.
We decided to move in a bit to 80ft. It was a great call. We got a mix of Snappers, a nice Trigger and A solid Cobia which hit the flat line. Overall a great day! a lot of fun! felt great to get offshore and do some bottom fishing. Thanks Henry and Melissa for fish with me again. Hope to see you guys more in the future. Hope you enjoy all the fresh fish!
The weather was nice and I needed to get out on the ocean. I did some jigging on the 65ft. bottom and caught some Triggers and Seabass. I had a lot of fun and came home with some fresh fish for dinner. Can’t wait for Spring! I have been booking up for Spring so make sure to reserve your dates!
The fishing today was good. We caught a lot of fish. Mike met me this morning at the Inlet Marina and we headed offshore for the day. On the first drop he caught a nice Mutton Snapper. After that we caught a lot of Red Snapper, a few Lane Snapper, A big Sheephead, a couple of Spanish Mackerel, a few of Amberjacks, a few Seabasss, and loss a few big fish that I think were Grouper. The weather was perfect for most of the day. The winds picked up around 3 p.m. and we had long ride in. It was a great day fishing with Mike. Thanks again Mike for all your support. Hope you enjoy the fresh fish.
Wilton, Bridgette, and Tom,
Wilton and Bridgette live in Georgia and Tom lives in Melbourne. We departed from the Inlet Marina at 8 a.m. When we went through the Sebastian Inlet at 8:30 a.m. the tide was just starting to slack. Incoming till 3 p.m. We chased the Bonita for awhile. No Spanish for us and Wilton did catch a Bonita. We went and caught some Croakers and headed offshore. With the approaching storms we did not have long before we had to head back in. We only caught a Vermillion and a couple of Seabass. Once we got back to the inlet we anchored up and fished the rest of our bait. Bridgette caught 2 nice Snook and Tom caught 3 nice Snook. We ran out of bait and the storms with lightning was getting close. Thanks Wilton, Bridgette, and Tom it was a pleasure to meet and fish with the three of you.
Roy and Eli,
Roy and his Son Eli met up with me at the Inlet Marina, part of Sebastian Inlet State Park. They wanted to go offshore and try some bottom fishing. We had a tuff time getting bait but eventually caught enough to head out. We went straight to 80ft. and with in a few minutes Eli had a nice 18lb. Bull Dolphin. He did a great job of fighting that fish to the boat. Roy caught a 9 lb Mangrove Snapper. We had a lot of Cobia coming up to the boat, mostly smaller fish but we did manage to get a keeper. They also caught a few Bonita and a bunch of sharks, a few Seabass, and of course a few missed good fish. The trip was a lot of fun and plenty of action in the morning and early afternoon. Thanks Roy and Eli for fishing with Attitude. It was a pleasure meeting and fishing with you guys.
David and Bo
With the Snook fishing being so slow, we decided to give bottom fishing a shot. The ocean was a little bumpy on the way out. Once we got out to 90ft. and made a few drifts, I set the anchor, then it was not long until David and Bo were hooking up left and right. They caught a nice King and 2 keeper Grouper and a handful of nice Mangrove Snapper plus a fair share of big fish that took us to school and got away. It was a great bottom bite and as the afternoon approached the winds laid down making for a very nice ride in. Thanks again David for bringing your family fishing with me again this year. It is my pleasure to fish with you and your brothers and father. I Hope you guys had a great dinner and enjoyed the fresh fish.