Port St. Joe to Keaton Beach
Includes Apalachicola, St. George Island, Carabelle, St. Marks and Keaton Beach
It seems like the rain is never going to end before 2018 does, so the amount of fresh water in the bays has been throwing things off even more. This week has seen less fishing than the past few. I wanted to share a report from my friend Anthony Poloronis of Fish Commander Offshore Charters out of Apalachicola.
“Since the storm we have been out a number of times. The pelagic bite has been slow with the cooling water temperatures, but still have managed a few bites on king mackerel slow trolling dusters with cigar minnows. Live bait has been hard to come by since the storm. The shallow water grouper bite has been really great. We have been catching a lot of gags on a five to six-ounce butterfly jig. They have been loving the blue and pink. Green has also been working great. The red snapper are still as abundant as ever. They are swimming up to the boat like gold fish, so good luck dropping dead bait on a wreck right now. Snapper after snapper hook ups. A lot of our shallower wrecks have either moved or been covered up, but a lot of them are still there or at least close to where they used to be. The grouper are starting to move in good to the shallower wrecks and we have managed to hook up with a few trolling stretch 30’s. The triggerfish are still all over the hard bottom.” Thank you, Anthony.
I was reminded this week to make sure leaves and other debris from the hurricane have not clogged your bilge pumps. I had a friend who discovered this and after all the additional rain we have had. Fortunately he found it in time.
Mexico Beach, Florida