Thursday, December 22, 2011

Its Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Season

Let's see, a half day of mackerel fishing in the bay and 10 phone calls. Yep, its season. That means boys and girls that you may get my voice mail a little more often.

Today it was the guys down from around the Miami area to catch Spanish Mackerel for the smoker. It was a little slow, but they brought about a hundred pounds of fish back to the dock, so that is about 40 of 50 pounds for the smoker plus a couple pompano for the steamer.

The school of pompano was pretty good sized but they were mixed in with tons of jack crevalle and blue runners. I am thinking that this will be a pretty good year for pompano fishing which requires less chum, more shrimp and a little more patience.

Chicago Joe and crew are in town for the holidays. We picked up his rental boat and got it squared away for the next few days of fishing. We will probably hit the bay pretty hard tomorrow to get that out of his system, then turn to kicking some grouper butt before the season closes.

Last year, Tommy and Joey were his grouper slaying partners. They have a few new recruits that looked hungry for serious seafood. Anyway, the forecast for the next few days looks great with only 10 to 15 knot winds called for and not much chance of rain.

If you happen to get my machine, try Chris at (305) 481-1009, that is Walk About Charters. Captain Jeff Knapp will have his Beckoning Tarpon boat in the water soon for all you nocturnal types. I may also try some night snapper fishing this season around June when the snapper move to the reef to spawn.

Marathon in the Florida Keys should be your next fishing vacation destination. Join us for charter fishing, fishing guide trips or our fishing 101 so you can fish on your own with better success.

Tight lines,

Capt. Dallas

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