The Crowds from a great season are gone, but I’m still getting to fish a few times a week. Some inshore and some offshore fishing trips have been keeping me busy. Finding live bait for the inshore trips has been difficult to say the least. So for the most part we’ve been fishing with live shrimp and still having good success. The snook have moved from their winter time back country haunts and have flooded the bays, passes, and beaches, and they are hungry.

We’re landing several on most trips with some chances at big fish as well. There are still a few sheepshead around to catch and there are tons of hungry mangrove snapper with plenty of keeper size fish in the mix that we’ve been cleaning for the table.

Fishing offshore on the Fish-n-Tales continues to be a great experience, as Captain Scott absolutely knows how to put us on the fish. The recent, short red snapper season went well, with limits caught in no time flat and some nice fish over 30”.

The red grouper continue to be consistent with great hauls keeping us busy cleaning fish at the dock. We also continue catching gag grouper that have to be released, including some of the biggest I’ve seen over 40”.