Lately the nearshore bite has been all about the hogfish. We are seeing some nice hogfish and good numbers in the near shore waters around 30 to 70 feet of water.
Inshore Report Sheep’s head are starting to get more and more prolific around the area as water temperatures get lower and lower. We’re seeing the sheep’s head around the dock piers, bridges, jetties, and virtually any structure that has growth that will attract them. Small pieces of shrimp with light tackle on minimal weight are […]
Gag grouper have really moved into the near shore waters or catching a lot of gags on our private fishing charters while trolling. We’re also catching some nice gags on our 10 hour all day trips using live pin fish or whole threadfin.
Inshore Report Right now, in shore we’re seeing the sheepshead really influx in our area the sheepshead is getting concentrated and prolific around local structures. Docks Piers bridges jetties and a lot of different structures are holding concentrated sheepshead. Sheepshead love small pieces of shrimp or cut oysters or clams as well. Sheepshead will also […]
Mangrove snapper fishing has been hot, and the overcast stormy weather actually helps with this providing us more opportunities on the mangroves.
Amberjack season has opened up for us for the months of September and October.
Scamp groupers are biting well while out deep. They love the threadfins, smaller to medium pinfish, and the slow pitch jigs.
Gag grouper fishing has been going well for us lately and were expecting that will only get better as we move through September with spits of slower periods depending on our depths fished.
Scamp grouper are also cooperating well with the last trip hauling in a solid number of big scamp grouper on the average sized pinfish, slow pitch jigs and dead threadfin. We are seeing some quality scamp out there right now and expect them to remain constant through the coming weeks.
Red grouper closure was recently announced too. This is a quota closure, meaning that the quota for red grouper is projected to be met. Meaning that we are catching a lot of fish and the fishery is healthier.