Jumbo size kings and things
For about a month now, some mighty big king mackerel have been hitting the docks.
Capt. Scott Robson and crew on the Phoenixhave consistently been reeling in the big king mackerel and Monday was one of those days.
Nick Cornutt, 10, the youngest in the group of course was the angler to pull in the king mackerel that weighed 50-plus pounds.
"I held on for dear life," the young man said when the mackerel took the bait.
The mackerel started screaming out line.
For a look at what hit the docks Monday, click here.
"We had to chase it for about two miles," said Justin, the deckhand.
Anyhow, after about 30 minutes they got the mackerel in the boat.
The king was just one of about half dozen on the rack, along with mingo, white snapper and several amberine.
Capt. Tim Adams on the Double Time and his group pulled in a king mackerel along with four red snapper. Monday was the last day to catch red snapper in state waters. Captain said their snapper were in the 8-pound range. "Nice ones on the last day," Adams said.
Anglers on the Fish-In-Daze with Capt. Robbie Broestler pulled in red snapper, lane snapper and amberine.
Capt. Brandon Wright with Destin Bay Charters took his crew out for some bow fishing. They snagged a rack full of spadefish.
Anglers on the Gentle Winds with Capt. Greg Marler came in with several baskets filled with mingo, white snapper and lane snapper.
Dallas anglers on the Seahorse with Capt. Dean Cox brought in a huge catch. They had a couple of red grouper on the racks, as well as a king mackerel, several amberine, lane snapper, mingo and white snapper.
The party boat Swoop with Capt. Mark Tilden at the helm backed in with stringers filled with mingo and white snapper.
Fishing is good, but one thing is for certain it you don't have a line in the water you are not going to get a bite.
See you at the docks.