FISH FLASH: Short trips and good fish

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

A lot of short fishing trips, between four and six hours, have hit the water this week bringing back some good fish to go on the nails.

Capt. Harold Staples on the Al-Lin was in by noon on Wednesday with a nice catch of king mackerel, mingo and few bonito. His anglers were locals with a few from Missouri in the mix.

Kentucky and Mississippi anglers on the SS Enterprise with Capt. Kirk Reynolds came in with king mackerel and mingo.

Tennessee anglers on the No Alibi with Capt. Chris Schofield backed in around noon with king mackerel, bonito, mingo and rock salmon.

Capt. Jeremy Ruskowski on the Inshore Angler and his group from Illinois did a little bay fishing. They filled the rack with speckled trout. Word is they threw back a big redfish — it was too big to keep. A redfish can’t be less than 18 inches but no bigger than 27 inches to keep.

Texas anglers on the Silver King with Capt. Mike Parker came in with nine king mackerel, a Spanish mackerel and several mingo.

The party boat Destiny with Capt. Dennis Kendrick at the helm backed in with several stringers loaded with mingo, white snapper and a few red snapper. The Destiny is one of three party boats that is part of a pilot program that has tags for red snapper.

Thursday was also a good day on the water.

Capt. Scott Robson on the Phoenix and crew came in just before noon with a rack full of amberjack.

Texas and Arkansas anglers on the Finest Kind with Capt. Jason Mikel pulled in four amberjack and several mingo and white snapper.

Capt. Ken Bolden on the Just B Cause came in from a six-hour trip with king mackerel, mingo and a few bonito on the boards.

Fishing is good and the short trips work well for a good seafood dinner.

See you on the docks.