Finishing up the year with fishing

Billy North, Tim Reese and Jody Reese had a big time on the Inshore Angler Tuesday. They filled the rack with redfish, blackdrum and sheepshead.

There’s nothing like spending the last couple of days of the year on the water fishing ­— and that’s exactly what several folks have done this week.

The party boat Destin Princess came in Tuesday with a boat full of people, 42 anglers, and a box full of fish.

“We were slap full,” said Capt. Reid Phillips.

He and his crew were fishing about 20 miles out and the fish were biting good.

“They were coming up two at the time,” Phillips said.

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“It’s never a bad day when you can fish in December,” said Chris Daggs of Crestview who was showing off his stringer of mingo.

For Ed and Courtney Holland of Niceville, Tuesday aboard the Destin Princess was a “daddy daughter” fishing trip. As the two held up their catch for photos, they said the fishing trip has become a regular trip over the holidays.

“I absolutely loved it,” said Bryan Burnett of Branson, Mo. as he showed off his stringer of fish.

The Destin Princess wasn’t the only boat to venture out fishing.

Capt. Mike Parker on the Silver King took some folks out on Monday for a big catch of flounder. Then on Tuesday, Parker took a family out from Texas for some nice redfish.

Texas anglers on the Inshore Angler with Capt. Jeremy Ruskowski had a big day Tuesday fishing around the bridges. They filled the racks with sheepshead, blackdrum and redfish.

Fishing is good and if you didn’t make it out on the water in 2014, book now and don’t miss out on 2015.

See you on the docks.