Saltwater Fishing This Weekend

September 21, 2012

We really appreciate all of your fishing pictures this week on Facebook!  Who is going to win the FISH Photo Contest this week?  Man, it’s gonna be tough to pick a winner.   Keep ’em coming y’all!

Looks like the rain/storms may continue throughout the weekend out there in Gulf of Mexico so keep your mobile devices handy.

Sounds like the Spanish mackerel are there for the taking up and down the coast offshore.  Keep in mind the limit of 12 per person per

day.  There are reports of schools of jack crevalle, bonito and mackerel feeding on the baitfish close to the beaches.

According to Capt. Ray Markham, “Clearwater anglers doing some bottom fishing caught white grunts, red and gag grouper, flounder, and Spanish mackerel while fishing in depths ranging from 40-to 50-feet of

water. Cut frozen baits, like squid, Spanish sardines, and cigar minnows produced fish. Ratios of 10 to 1 short to legal sized fish were caught. So you’ll need to catch a bunch of shorts to get your limit if that’s your goal at those depths.”

Inshore, it seems to

still be difficult to land those snook from what we have heard.  But you may have better luck with the redfish and Spanish mackerel.  Jigs with shad tails seem to be working well, along with live shrimp and small whitebaits.   You might even land some flounder with shrimp in the sandy areas.

Be safe and happy FISHing!

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