Anglers bear with blustery weather for fish

TINA HARBUCK | Fish Flash
Louisiana and Tennessee anglers on the Twilight with Capt. Robert Hill brought in a good catch of king mackerel and mingo.

On a blustery Monday, as Winnie Pooh might describe it, a few braved the choppy waters and brought in a few good catches.

"It was only choppy on top," said Capt. Justin Destin as he came in from a morning trip on the Full Draw. The group from Kentucky pulled in a red grouper, three king mackerel, along with several mingo and white snapper.

"Look at that, we turned a boat ride into a fishing trip," Destin joked.

Louisiana and Tennessee anglers on the Twilight with Capt. Robert Hill pulled in three big king mackerel and several mingo. While his deckhand was cleaning up the morning catch, Capt. Hill said he's looking forward to amberjack opening up on Friday.

Amberjack will open Aug. 1. The limit is one per person and they must measure at least 30 inches to the fork to keep.

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Atlanta and Colorado anglers on the Reel Deal with Capt. Steve Pixley pulled in a full rack of king mackerel.

Capt. Jason Mikel on the Backlash came in with a limit of king mackerel from the morning and was getting ready to go again after lunch.

Capt. Judah Barbee on the Locked Up II reeled in a good catch of king mackerel, including one that was minus a head. Many times I've seen an angler come back with just the head of a fish, due to a shark bite — but a tail?

Holden Dennis, 12, of Missouri was working on reeling in a mackerel when it was chomped by a porpoise.

"They were just waiting," Barbee said of the porpoise. Anyhow, the porpoise latched onto the mackerel and the hook that was once in the mackerel mouth came out and snagged the side of the tail as the crew reeled in what was left of the fish.

Anglers on the Inshore Angler with Capt. Jeremy Ruskowski reeled in six speckled trout and six redfish.

Capt. Steve Lathi on the Lucky Lina came in from a morning trip with a few mingo and white snapper.

Many of the boats came back early and some even canceled trips. But the ones that "beared" with the blustery weather, brought in good catches.

See you at the docks.