Eventful morning with Emerald Coast Fishing
Today, I guided Brent, his daughter Keely and her good friend Jordan. The plan was to try and get a redfish limit early, then hit a few bottom spots for tasty snapper, and whatever else we can find. We managed to boat a few croakers for bait early so we rushed to the redfish rocks while the tide was still moving. On the first drop, the girls had a double hookup with perfect slot reds! With the tide slowing down I knew that the bite would not last long. I snapped a quick pic and baited the two girls up with croakers. We drifted a few more times and managed 8 reds in about 45 minutes. After catching our redfish limit we decided to hit the gulf for some bottom fish!
Since we have had a full moon the last few nights the Snapper bite has been a little slow. We are catching plenty of fish but the larger fish are few and far between. We hit the bait boat, loaded up with cigs, then quickly ran to our spot. I like to catch our fish quick before the wind picks up. The bite was pretty consistant for the most part. We quickly limited out on Snapper with a couple good fish to show. On the way in we hit a few spots and caught some Scamp and Triggers to throw in with the mix. I also let the girls pull on some 10lb bonita on light tackle! That was a thrill for them!
Today was another great day on the water. Everything went smooth and I had great clients. Unfortunately, the girls attended Texas A&M. For those of you that do not know I was a former Florida State baseball player. The Aggies beat the Noles the other night to knock Florida State out of the Super Regionals and end there shot at going to the college world series. We had some interesting conversations to say the least! haha