Reel Life Fishing
On Friday I had the pleasure of bringing John and Matt Rose down from Georgia. John told me he wanted to catch as many different kinds of fish he could so we had a mission for the day. First off was wahoo and tuna but for some reason the place I picked was a dead zone. OK not looking so good to start and I could hear some rumbling coming from John so it was time to change gears. In come the trolling baits and we run to a spot and do a little bottom dropping. It was on from the first drop till I hear a faint cry of I'm tired. The fish on the other end of the line were some amberjacks. One over 40 and one over 60 along with quite a few large red snapper. The red snapper will have to wait till June for an ice bath so they went back over for now. With a limit of jacks off we went after the Cocodrie Exotics to see what we could find. Game on and the specie list just kept growing. Yellow eye, bee liner, red porgie, knobby head, tile fish, trigger fish, almaco jack, and all of these were caught on the one little bonita we caught on the troll. OK now its time for the mangroves so off we run and find a lot of little ones to start but the larger ones came out to play also. It was one after the other and then the bonus fish came out, Cobia, a pair of them came by and the larger of the two is hooked but lost in the rig. Back to the mangroves and another pair of cobia come out and both are put on ice. We had time for one last stop and we found the big mangroves but the water was a cloudy blue/green and the fish didn't like it much. We caught 3 or 4 more and called it a day. The final count on the kinds of fish stopped at 13, and the total weight of fish caught and cleaned topped out at 400 pounds for just a two man charter. WHO NEEDS RED SNAPPER TO HAVE A GREAT DAY. For your day on the water call Capt Tommy Pellegrin, 985-851-3304.