The black drum were eating like crazy yesterday. Several fish in the 6 to 8 pound range. Great fighters and the smaller ones are good eating. The guys kept their limit of 5 each. We got a few trout and ladyfish in the mix. But the drum are what kept us busy.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
This weekend was cold and windy - but that didn't discourage my diehard anglers. The patch reefs were on fire with mangrove, yellowtail, mutton and lane snapper. We got a few grouper up to 7 pounds some porgies, reef sharks, hog fish and a few spanish and cero mackerel. It was non stop action.
Yesterday was warm and sunny for a change. The water was still cold from the weekend - but we put together a nice trout bite a few sheepshead and lots of ladyfish in the backcountry. The gulf was good - not great for some nice size spanish mackerel a few trout and some small reef sharks. We finished off on the patch reefs for lots of mangrove snapper, some yellowtail a few porgies, one nice hogfish and a 10 pound reef shark.
The warm weather is on it's way and with it our tarpon will follow.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Yesterday the trout bite was great. Lots of action with several jacks and ladyfish in the mix. The spanish mackerel were biting well in the gulf and lots of lane snapper and mangrove snapper to add to the action. If you like catching lots of fish - this is the fishing for you. Lots and lots of fish - constant action.
Today snook was the target species. We had a snook kill in January with the super cold weather - but today proved that many of the snook made it through the cold spell. Four excellent snook - 16 pounds, 12 pounds, 9 pounds and an 8 pounder. These are some excellent snook and great fighters. We got some nice redfish and 4 bulldog fighter black drum.
The weather is warming the closer we get to spring and the fish are more and more active every day. Soon the migratory tarpon will be in!!! Can't wait!!!!!!