With the winner of the recent Powerball taking home $758 million, you too can become a millionaire of sorts. Or as Capt. Gary Jarvis likes to call it … a vermillionaire.
Right now the hot ticket fish on the docks, along with the king mackerel, is the 1- to 3-pound red colored fish known as the mingo or vermillion. And you to can become a vermillionaire with many vermillion to had in the Gulf of Mexico.
Capt. John Gibson on the Gulf Breeze came in from a half-day trip on Thursday with a vermillionaire catch. His 32 customers pulled in 300 of the red colored fish.
“Fishing has been good,” Gibson said. “We’ve had our limit on mingo (vermillion) more times than not.”
On Thursday they came up a few short. The limit on vermillion is 10 per angler and the fish must measure 10 inches long in order to keep.
Capt. Jim Green and his crew on the New Florida Girl’s American Spirit filled several stringers with the vermillion snapper, along with a few white snapper in the mix.
West Virginia and Oklahoma anglers on the Phoenix with Capt. Scott Robson mixed it up with several king mackerel, vermillion, white snapper and a Key West porgy.
Robson said fishing is still good, they just need people to go.
Capt. Stan Phillips on the Destination backed in with a rack full of king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, white snapper and vermillion.
North Carolina and South Carolina anglers on the 100 Proof with Capt. Ben O’Connor reeled in a barracuda to go along with their king mackerel, bonito and vermillion snapper.
There is still time for you to become a vermillionaire and it’s pretty easy to do.
See you at the docks.