kids are kings (and queens) Near shore (inside of 20 miles)
Well it's late June and the fish are showing and we're catcing. The kingfish are from the beach on out, the cobia are spotty but still arround, the amberjacks are on the local wrecks, the bait is available without too much hassle and the weather seems to be co-operating for the most part. If you just want to have fun and catch a fish with large teeth that jumps and makes long, deep runs the Barracuda fishing is top notch this time of year with catches of fish over 30 pounds common and fish over 50 seen on most trips (that is seen not caught on the over 50+ fish, they didn't get that way by being dumb). We've had some good shark trips, as well, on the 4 hour trips behind the shrimp boats. The tarpon aren't hear in numbers yet but I've seen them in the bait pods on the beach (I thew my cast net over 100#er last week while catching bait, that was exciting as well as expensive). Bottom fishing is seeing a lot of very large red snapper that we have to release (no open season until MAYBE Sept), black seabass, amberjacks, lane snapper, veremillion snappr and triggerfish.
On the inshore scene we are catching good numbers of redfish, flounder and trout. The Jack Cravelle, Ladyfish and Bluefish are in the inlet on the first of the incoming tide if you just want to have fun on artificials and bend a rod until you hurt.
Now is the time of year that we catch a little of just about everything and, sometimes, a lot of it.
'Cuda bit the motor off. Sometimes, when you slow them down a big 'cuda will take a bite. You may even get just "Gill-n-Lips" (just the head) in.
Another big Throwback
Double of AJ's Hooked Up
10 Kings (limit for 5 people), Not bad as started out bottom fishing
35#s of 'Cuda
Yet another 25+# Throwback
Good Box of BIG Black Seabass (25 fish limit for 5 people, all fish at least 2inches over the min size)