Spent a half day Sunday at Merry Pier. You already pretty much know the story- tons of pinfish, puffers (oooh!), grunts, lizardfish, and sand perch. The catch of the day was a nice 19″ Spanish Mackeral that attacked a live shrimp as soon as it hit the water. Tim joined me, but we came up empty handed in our search for redfish. We fished the bottom of the outgoing tide, so that probably had a lot to do with it.
The local headboat, Miss Pass-A-Grille, returned from a half day trip with a pretty decent catch, I saw some heavy stringers of Key West grunts, along with some huge triggerfish, and some black sea bass. A big cobia rounded out the catch- all caught within 7 miles of shore. I’m thinking it’s time for a little boat trip.