|06-29-11 WEDNESDAY: SLOW FOR KEEPER FISH, C/R SNOOK ARE THICK DURING THE EVENINGS|
We have another overcast day at the inlet today. Clouds are building to the south this morning and we will probably see some rain today. Sun and clouds are predicted all day. Take some rain gear if you head to the inlet, sometimes the bite picks up when there is rain and we need all the help we can get. There are not a lot of folks out on the jetties this morning. Winds are blowing out of the Southeast at 10 mph and the water is calm.
The bite remains slow for the dinner table and spawning catch and release Snook are thick during the evening hours. A few nice fish have made an appearance but patience is a must. An occasional oversized C/R Red or even a keeper every now and then, a few Mangrove Snapper, a few Sheepshead have been landed but the bite remains slow. Tarpon have been seen in the evening hours rolling around but we haven't had any catches reported.
A big Goliath Grouper that was hooked on Friday the 17th. It was estimated that the big boy to be about 150 lbs. The angler that hooked up with the Goliath handled it beautifuly. This protected species should not be photographed out of the water and the young man who caught it was knowledgeable of the strict rules for this species. The first photo shows the Goliath at the jetty, the young man reeled the fish in close to shore so he could jump into the water to release it. Nice going! They didn't get the man's name but we salute his handling of the fish.