I’m happy to say that this past summer season we have taken more people fishing than any other summer period in the last 10 years! It’s refreshing to know that what we do is still enjoyed by many.
There has been consistent daytime fishing, with a recent showing of plenty of red groupers on the local reefs and ledges. Undoubtedly, this was a result of the hurricane that made a pass by our area. This has happened in the past, and was a welcome surprise! On a single trip last saturday we caught over 35 groupers in a few hours, keeping 16 for our customers to enjoy at the dinner table. Every day since then we have been catching them on every trip! They are eating the standard king fish rig, as well as hitting vertical jigs and deep jigs.
The day action has changed from loads of bonitas to good bottom fishing, scattered nice kings, and an occasional sailfish.
Captain Chris Temmel had his first season of working nights with “Ace mate” Jerry. His catches were very consistent, catching loads of mangrove snappers as well as an abundance of yellowtail snappers. Incidentally, yellowtails should be plentiful throughout the fall months.
The next few weeks we will be using the “Reward Won” at times to do some routine maintanence as well as upgrading the “Another Reward”. Look for a nice paint job, and new A/C installed!