With temperatures reaching into the 90s on Monday, the heat wasn’t the only thing that was red hot. So was the fishing.
Most every boat that hit the docks around noon had their limit of red snapper along with various other fish to fill out the racks.
Kentucky anglers on the No Alibi with Capt. Chris Schofield came in with a limit of red snapper, which is two per person, along with a couple of king mackerel and a black snapper.
Capt. Chuck Bonner on the Backcountry Outfitter came in with a good catch of red snapper and mingo.
Cincinnati and Chicago anglers on the Sea Fix with Capt. Kirk Reynolds reeled in a cobia, a limit of red snapper and a few mingo. Capt. Reynolds said the cobia wasn’t that big, but it was big enough. It met the 33-inch requirement.
Texas anglers on the Silver King with Capt. Alex Hare did it up big on Monday. They reeled in a grouper, a couple of black snapper, their limit of red snapper and a few mingo.
Georgia fishermen on the Double Time with Capt. Tim Adams got their red snapper and a black snapper.
Capt. Casey Weldon on the Fish-N-Fool and his group from Missouri, Indiana and Illinois teamed up to pull in a limit of red snapper and mingo on Monday.
Texas anglers on the Sweet William III with Capt. Bill Watson got their share of snapper. They had a limit of red snapper and a couple of black snapper. Captain said they caught the black snapper at the same spot as the red snapper. The only difference was he said they were higher up in the water column, not as deep as the red snapper.
Capt. Bernie LeFebvre on the Windwalker II and his group from Texas pulled in a limit of red snapper, some mingo and one lone Almaco Jack.
The Wahoo with Capt. Steve Regan at the helm came in from a five-hour trip with a limit of red snapper, mingo and white snapper.
“We went out and took care of business and came back,” the Wahoo deckhand said as he cleaned up the catch.
Capt. Stan Phillips and his group on the Destination came in with a grouper and a limit of red snapper.
A little after lunch, Capt. Chris Couvillion on the Sea Winder and his group from Georgia and New Jersey backed in with a cobia, a limit of red snapper, a scamp along with mingo and white snapper. Captain said they caught the cobia while fishing one of their bottom spots.
Fishing is good right now, just be prepared to get hot.
See you at the docks.