Long hours produce big fish
When the Twilight with Capt. Robert Hill backed into the docks Monday afternoon it was quickly apparent this was no six-hour fishing trip catch.
The crew from Tupelo, Miss. had been out on the Twilight for 36 hours, and from the looks of what hit the docks they were pretty busy.
"The repeat offenders," as Capt. Hill called them, reeled in 12 Bigeye tuna, five grouper, 12 amberjack, a dozen scamp, 8 or 10 Almaco Jack, 10 blackfin tuna, plus mingo and white snapper.
Capt. Hill said at their furthest point from Destin, they were fishing about 120 miles out.
"They bit good for us," Hill said. "But you never know, they're here today and can be gone tomorrow."
How long does it take to clean that much fish? Well it took four guys cutting fish at least an hour-and-a-half to get the fish bagged and in the box.
Other catches that hit the docks Monday came in from much shorter trips.
For a look at what's been hitting the docks, click here.
Capt. Dennis Kendrick and crew on the Finest Kind came in from a five-hour trip with seven king mackerel, cobia, bonito, several mingo and porgy and one amberjack.
Missouri anglers on the Huntress with Capt. Mike Graef and Groovy came in with six king mackerel.
Anglers aboard the Game On with Capt. Eric Thrasher pulled in with a couple of amberjack, mahi mahi, white snapper and mingo.
Capt. B.J. Teems on the Realin Script backed in with a good catch of mingo, white snapper, lane snapper and black snapper from a morning trip.
Louisiana anglers on the No Alibi with Capt. Chris Schofield pulled in with a nice catch of mackerel, mingo and white snapper.
The Vengeance with Capt. Jason Hallmark at the helm came in with a big Almaco Jack, scamp, mingo and white snapper.
Fishing is good. I dare you to drop a line and find out.
See you at the docks.