We had an awesome first on board the Fish n Tales this past week. On our farthest charter to date out into the gulf we hooked and landed our first sailfish.

We saw the fish on the surface while at anchor in slick calm conditions. One of our anglers quickly pinned a small live bait onto the hook of a fairly small spinning reel and pitched it out. After just a few minutes we had an estimated 50-60# sailfish leaping and tail walking across the surface for us, before getting it to the boat. The long range trip also produced some big red grouper, mutton and mangrove snapper.

The red grouper fishing continued strong this week on all of our trips using both live and dead baits. Our red snapper season closed this past week. Our season was excellent this year with plenty of big fish caught over the last month and a half.