Anglers brave the elements for fish (Catch-of-the-day photos)
It has been a bit breezy out the last couple of days, but anglers have managed to hang on for some nice catches.
Capt. Greg Marler on the Gentle Winds came in from a six-hour trip with some big triggerfish, lane snapper, mingo and white snapper.
"It was a little sporty out," said Capt. Marler. The seas were kicking up between 3- to 4-feet on Thursday.
Nevertheless, he said, "We had some nice triggers show up." The bait of choice for triggerfish is squid.
The crew aboard the Gulf Breeze with Capt. John Gibson came in from a four-hour trip Thursday with several triggerfish, mingo, white snapper and three big flounder.
Wisconsin anglers on the Full Draw with Capt. Justin Destin snagged a 40-pound cobia.
"We jigged him up on a Ding-a-Ling," Capt. Destin said. They were fishing not far from the Pass.
Although they only caught one, captain said they saw some "non biters."
And that's the thing about fishing, not every fish is going to take the bait.
Illinois anglers on the Backlash with Capt. Jason Mikel came in from a four-hour trip with some triggerfish, mingo and white snapper.
The young anglers from Illinois and South Carolina had a big time on the Checkmate 2 with Capt. George Eller pulling in Spanish mackerel. Captain said they caught the mackerel trolling spoons and straw rigs to the west of Destin.
Capt. Buddy Godwin on the Al-Le and his crew did a little trolling for Spanish mackerel early, and then ventured out for some bottom fish. They managed to lure in a few Spanish, mingo and white snapper.
Illinois anglers on the Sunrisewith Capt. Eric Thrasher filled the racks with amberjack, all in the 18- to 20-pound range, from their eight-hour trip.
Fishing is good, so don't let a little breeze and chop on the water stop you from dropping a line.
See you on the docks.