Braving the heat for fish

Tennessee anglers on the Rookie with Capt. Chip Godwin pulled in a rack full of mingo, white snapper and scamp on Monday.

With the heat index reaching more than 100 degrees Monday, anglers braved the hot temps for some good catches.

Atlanta anglers on the Silver King with Capt. Alex Hare came in with five king mackerel, a couple of black snapper, scamp and a few white snapper. Captain said they also caught and released a shark.

Illinois anglers on the 100 Proof with Capt. Ben O'Connor came in with a rack of mingo and white snapper.


St. Louis anglers on the Destination with Capt. Stan Phillips filled the boards with mingo, white snapper, barracuda and a bonito.

“It was flat calm out today,” said Capt. Casey Weldon of the Fish N Fool as they unloaded the boat Monday afternoon. His anglers from St. Louis reeled in a pair of king mackerel, black snapper, scamp along with mingo and white snapper.

Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas and Texas anglers on the Un Reel came in with mingo, white snapper, black snapper, lane snapper and a scamp. “We got dinner,” said Capt. Paul Dale Wagner.

Kentucky anglers on the Game On with Capt. Eric Thrasher filled the boards with a king mackerel and several mingo and white snapper.

Capt. Chris Couvillion and his group on the Sea Winder braved the heat for king mackerel, mingo, white snapper and lane snapper.

Atlanta anglers on the Sure Lure with Capt. Don Dineen reeled in mingo and white snapper. The same was true for the Texas folks on the Full Draw with Capt. Justin Destin.

Matt Eastin of Texas reeled in a nice red grouper on the Passing Time with Capt. Craig Mann. They also had a couple of king mackerel, mingo and white snapper on the racks.

“It was like glass out there today,” Capt. Chip Godwin said of the Gulf. He and his Tennessee anglers on the Rookie came in with a load of mingo and white snapper and a few scamp. Captain said they released some eight and nine pound triggerfish.

Anglers on the Scream'n Drag with Capt. Brian Kelly filled the racks with mingo, white snapper, rock salmon and a strawberry grouper.

Capt. Jimmy Miles on the Miss Nautica pulled in four scamp, king mackerel and mingo and white snapper.

Fishing is good but the temps don't seem to be dropping any time soon, so pack the water and come on down.

See you at the docks.