Fishing on Florida’s Nature Coast is alive and well. Last Thursday all the planets aligned. The tide, time, temperature and weather conditions were all perfect for an offshore trip.
I and two of my fishing partners, Doug and Pat, struck out about 8 a.m. from the Yankeetown Public Ramp. We ran offshore about 15 miles and thanks to Doug’s driving, it took about 30 minutes.
Before the anchor had took a set, Pat was hooked up. Cobia everywhere! The “fire drill” was on. There’s nothing like sight fishing Cobia. On my second bait, pinfish (free lined on top), I was hooked up with a nice 45 pounder. In no time at all we had our limit and had released several fish over 20 lbs.. What a day!
Well, I guess this has been more of a fish story than a fishing report, but like I said before, fishing off Florida’s Nature Coast is alive and well.
In 28 to 30 ft the Sea Bass are biting good and the notorious “Florida snapper” are always hungry, we’re catching both using squid or cut sardines or thread fin herring.
The Gag’s are there too but we can’t keep em right now(sad face goes here). The Red Grouper are biting good in 48 to 60 ft, using live pin fish or frozen thread fin or sardines, I’ve caught some bigger ones on menhaden and Boston mackerel.
The Amber Jacks are thick on the wrecks and structures in 60 ft or better, we’re using live pins or diamond jigs. And by the end of the month we should be looking for Sheephead on the reefs at 25 to 30 ft.