Although Tropical Storm Cindy put fishing on hold for a few days last week, it’s now full throttle ahead.
On Monday most of the Destin charter boat fleet was on the Gulf of Mexico fishing, and some had back-to-back trips.
The Silver Hook came in with a limit of red snapper, a mahi mahi, along with several mingo and white snapper.
Capt. Kyle Lowe on the Special K came in with a limit of red snapper, two per person, and several amberine. Capt. Lowe said the seas have calmed down tremendously since last week and fishing is good.
Capt. Taylor Bankston of Destin Bay Charters and his group from Texas came in with a fat barracuda, some king mackerel and Spanish mackerel along with a few mingo.
Nashville and Illinois anglers on the Bow’d Up with Capt. Brady Bowman pulled in some big red snapper on Monday along with a few mingo and white snapper. Capt. Bowman said fishing is good, but finding bait is a bit of a struggle.
The 100 Proof with Capt. Allen Staples and Capt. Ben O’Connor came in Monday from a five-hour trip with 10 king mackerel and a limit of red snapper and were looking to do a turnaround trip.
Capt. John Gibson on the Gulf Breeze came in from a morning trip with several stringers full of mingo, white snapper and red snapper.
Anglers fishing on the Vengeance with Capt. Nathan Putney filled the nails with red snapper, mingo and white snapper on Monday.
“It’s definitely calmer ... we just need the bait fishing to get better,” Putney said.
Louisiana anglers on the High Cotton with Capt. TJ George brought in a variety of fish. They had Key West porgy, lane snapper, red snapper and king mackerel.
Anglers on the Mighty Fine with Capt. Rodney Souza reeled in Spanish mackerel, mingo, white snapper, lane snapper and bonito.
Tennessee anglers on the Backdown 2 with Capt. Gary Jarvis came in Monday with a rack full of red snapper, mingo and a big king mackerel.
Texas anglers on the Huntress with Capt. Mike Graef came in from a six-hour trip with a haul. They had some big red snapper, mingo and several amberine. One of the snapper suffered the bite of a shark. Deckhand Groovy said the half eaten snapper would have probably been about a 20-pounder.
The Sea Winder with Capt. Chris Couvillion came in with black snapper, mingo and white snapper.
Texas anglers on the Lucky Lina came in with red snapper and a few bonito, while Mississippi anglers Great Escape pulled in mingo, red snapper and bonito.
Capt. Bill Watson and his group on the Sweet William III came in with red snapper, mingo, white snapper, lane snapper and several mahi mahi. Captain said they hit the school of mahi mahi right before they came in.
This is just a sampling of what hit the docks before 1 p.m. Monday. So as you can see, fishing is back on.
See you at the docks.