I had to cancel the last 5 trips due to this latest weather event. It is Monday and the wind and rain is still with us. Up until it hit the fishing was really hot. It seems the fish aren't up on top as long in the day as they were a week or two ago. But they are still hitting the Fin-S baits on the bottom and in mid-water. It seems that a more rapid retrieve is the ticket now, as the slow teasing stop and crawl retrieve was working last week. I think its because there is less bait in the area now than in the past. I expect soon the fish to move out of the inshore waters to the deeper rips as the water warms up. We have caught more blues in the last week than in the whole summer. The dogfish are still a pain, but in every ones life a little rain must fall. Bruce Anchell of Florida managed to catch and release a 42 1/2 inch fish back to the rips of Bearses last week. That fish must have weighed 29-30 pounds. The Stumer party from Pennsylvania had this to say about the glorious fishing immmediately prior to a thunderstorm that passed nearby. Good fishing, Captain Bruce Peters Hi Bruce,
I just wanted to write and say thanks again, for "The Greatest Fishing Trip We Ever Had"!!!!!!!!! The boat was great, the tackle was great, your knowledge was beyond, and the fishing goes without saying, I think we had to have boated close to fifty bass!
I will stay in touch and maybe we can go again in the fall, if not "definitely" next summer.
Well thanks again, and I hope the rest of your charters can be half as good as ours was, because that would still be great!
talk to you soon, Joe