Friday, May 18, 2012

Stuck on Grouper

Skeeter and crew are down from the north country again this year. That means Miss Pat will be eating pretty well for the next few days. Luckily, they like fishing in the Kiddie pool. The Kiddie pool is the Hawk Channel humps and bumps pretty close to the house. There are so many humps and bumps that you can generally find one with some hungry fish like these red grouper. That it nice to know when the offshore current dies. We tried some trolling and wrecks in the morning, but the bite was off. So we finished the day dinner fishing in the Kiddie pool. Along with the red grouper dinner was Lane snapper appetizers. I still haven't honed in on the monster lanes since the water warmed up. Yesterday was also slow, with pretty torrential rains shortening the day. Just yellow tail and Mangrove snapper though we marked tons of fish and had plenty of Cero Mackerel cutoffs.

 Some of the offshore boats are bringing in nice catches of Dolphin, but the bite doesn't seem to be as consistent as it normally is for the Gulf Stream being so close in to the reef. On a new moon I would thought everyone would be slaying dolphin by now. We found some peanuts and missed a shot at some larger fish, but there was not much other than huge weed lines with little bait out there today. Good thing I got the Kiddie pool.

Since Skeeter is down for a while, we will terrorize some of the usual suspects and hit the Kiddie pool a few more times for dinner. 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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