Windfinder was off and there is a super full moon, but it was a nice day anyway. I was fishing with a client from Louisiana who definitely knows fishing. The goal was just to tune up some techniques on Yellowtail Snapper fishing and get familiar with some new areas.
With the full moon tide, you have to hunt a bit to find a fishable current and with the wind blowing closer to 20 knots than the predicted 10 knots, that means the west side of the bridge. We hit one spot on the east side just to check, but it was dead. The water was much cleaner to the west which made the fish a lot happier.
In the channel, plenty of keeper but not big Mangrove Snapper and a few mystery fish, like Goliath Grouper eating the Mangroves we hooked. On the reef proper, it took no time to get the Yellowtail up in the 32 foot depth. They were a mixed size ranging from barely legal to 16 inches, not great but great action. They were balled up right behind the boat and hangry.
Tomorrow is planned to be a mainly a bay trip in search of Spanish Mackerel, Mangroves and the usual suspects. I have heard there might be a little algae problem back there so that might be more interesting that normal.
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