Fishing still going strong

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It may be back to school for some, but the folks still hanging around are hauling in some mighty fine catches.

Capt. Eric Thrasher and his group from Kentucky on the Game On filled the nails on Wednesday with amberjack, king mackerel and amberine. Captain said they fought a shark for about 45 minutes before they cut it loose.

Georgia anglers on the Silver King with Capt. Alex Hare reeled  in king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, mingo and white snapper.


First-time Gulf anglers from Texas on the Lucky Lina with Capt. Steve Lathi filled the nails on the racks with a couple of king mackerel, some big mingo and six bonito.

Arkansas anglers on the Sea Fix with Capt. Phillip Blackburn reeled in a full house — they had three jacks over two kings.

Wisconsin anglers on the Twilight with Capt. Robert Hill pulled in a mingo and white snapper on Wednesday.

Illinois anglers on the Sunrisewith Capt. Kelly Windes loaded the board with some big amberjack and a rock salmon.

Capt. T.J. George on the High Cotton and his group from Texas pulled in mingo and white snapper.

Texas anglers on the Stelluna with Capt. Judah Barbee hauled in a mingo, king mackerel and a blacktip shark.

Oklahoma anglers on the Sea Winder with Capt. Chris Couvillion pulled in a pile of mingo, a king mackerel, Key West porgy and a rainbow runner.

Missouri anglers on the Backlash with Capt. Chris Kirby reeled in a pair of barracuda, seven king mackerel and a mahi mahi.

“It was like a pond out there today,” captain said. “Fishing is good and we broke off a lot of big fish.”

Texas anglers on the Checkmate 2 with Capt. George Eller came in with a filefish, scamp, mingo and white snapper.

Thursday was just as good if not better.

Capt. Robbie Broestler on the Fish-in-Daze came in from a morning trip with three amberjack, king mackerel and mingo. He said the jacks were in pretty close, noting they were only out about seven miles.

Arkansas anglers on the Dawn Patrol Too pulled in a pair of amberjack and a pair of king mackerel to go along with their mahi mahi, mingo and white snapper. Word is they pulled off a cobia.

The Tennessee anglers on the Barracuda with Capt. Jason Steele didn’t lose their cobia. As a matter of fact they landed two cobia within 10 minutes of each other. They also pulled in five king mackerel. Captain said they caught the cobia while fishing for amberjack.


Texas anglers on the Mary Lou with Capt. Rusty Gilbert came in with an amberjack, three kings and a barracuda.

Capt. Jimmy Miles and his group from Missouri on the Miss Nautica had a mixed bag. They had king mackerel, mingo, white snapper, bonito and Key West porgy on the racks.

Mingo was the catch-of-the-day aboard the Rookie with Capt. Chip Godwin.

Anglers  on the Just-B-Cause with Capt. Ken Bolden pulled in mahi mahi, king mackerel, mingo and white snapper.

The Texas anglers on the Phoenix with Capt. Scott Robson did it up big. They pulled in five king mackerel, one pushing 60-pounds or better, a couple of amberjack and bonito.

Capt. Gary Jarvis and his group from Dallas on the Backdown 2 came in with a couple of amberjack, king mackerel and bonito.

Texas anglers on the SS Enterprise with Capt. Kirk Reynolds filled the board with king mackerel, mingo and black snapper.

A group from Arkansas on the First Light with Capt. Steve Hauesler pulled in some huge amberjack. Word is the ladies on the boat had the biggest jacks on the rack.

Fishing is still good, and if you’re still around check it out.

See you at the docks.