This season is definitely holiday driven so far. I have been on the water the past few days doing Bay half days and sight seeing/snorkeling trips. Today I finally got a half day on the reef and patches with a family from LA, lower Alabama that didn't have much fishing experience. This trip was last minute booking on the lil Lady Catherine so I had to act like a real captain and everything. Mom showed 'em how to git 'er done with some nice Lane Snapper to 18 inches and released a 23" black grouper. Bit slow on the reef with mainly just undersized 'tail and then a Needle fish invasion. Did manage a couple of respectable Progies, but I think we missed the main bite a little earlier in the morning.
Offshore has been interesting with a few big dolphin caught in close along with a good Wahoo here and there. Hit the right day and sailfish have been tailing which is always fun. Tarpon have also fired off early this year. I will be fishing the next four or five days on larger boats so maybe I will get some first hand offshore info.
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