I had a slow Week this week so I had plenty of time to get some fishing done on my own, get some repairs done, and give a the boat a good wash down.
I Fished on Thursday and didn’t chase the usual bonefish and permit, instead I wanted to catch some fish for the freezer. I headed out alone and my plan was to load up on bait and hit some of the several wrecks I have in Biscayne Bay.
It was Glass Calm on Thursday morning and finding bait was no problem. Two throws with the cast net and I had the live well blacked out. Spot number one was loaded and I had non stop action for two hours catching mutton snappers, mangrove snappers, and gag groupers. This is the time of year where I do really well with muttons snappers. Plenty of live bait (pilchards) is the key to get them going, and when you start seeing them do back flips out of the water, you know it’s game on! Sometimes we even whip out the fly rod and catch muttons up to 10 lbs, if you never done this before it’s a blast. Most of the groupers where under slot, but that will change once we start getting some cold fronts moving through. The muttons ranged from 5 to 10 lbs and lost a few others that were in the 12 lbs range and all this in 6’ of water.
I’ll be back on the water this week and I’ll keep you posted on what’s going on. I also have some availability this month and the fishing is going to get better through out the fall. Give me a call and let’s go fishing.