Red Snapper season opened June 1st, and did not disappoint. We had some amazing catches throughout the season, and they were so much fun to reel in!
As most of you know, we were also hit with Tropical Storm Barry. Other than just a little rain and temps in the 80’s instead of the 90’s, we didn’t have much weather at all for our area. Barry definitely didn’t slow down the fishing though. We were back on the water and fishing in no time!
Amberjack season is finally open and we can’t wait to get them in the boat! Most of them average from 30-60 lbs. Some days they go over 80 lbs which can give even a seasoned angler a tough fight.
The Mahi-Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna fishing is still in full affect as of today. The Mahi-Mahi fishing will slow down as we approach late summer, but the Yellowfin Tuna will only get better as we move into the fall.
Usually when we move into August through the October time frame, live bait becomes readily available. Clean water pushes in close, and there you have all the variables for excellent offshore fishing.
Most days during this time of the year, the fish are in fairly close and our travel is usually between 15-25 miles offshore. Live Bait is definitely the bait of choice and we are slow drifting those over schools of Tuna (avg 100lbs). Cobia (avg 40lbs) are being caught using jigs around the 50ft depths in West Delta and Main Pass. Swordfish (avg 150-300lbs) are coming off the ledges, as always, using skirted strip baits.
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