Spent some time in Arizona, so I’ve been a little lax with posting-the picture is from a full day trip on Miss Pass-A-Grille a couple weeks ago. Nothing to write home about, but there were a few decent gags and reds, along with the usual assortment of grunts and triggers. The big fish went to those using live pinfish- which will factor into my preparations for next trip.
Fishing has been slow, with the cooler water and the fronts that have been pushing through. I’ve been seeing a few snook hanging around Blind Pass, and the action at Merry pier has generally revolved aroud small grouper, flounder, and the few remaining snapper (odd- they were all gone this time last year). I can report my first sheepshead in a LONG time – a nice 14″ fish which was released unharmed. And I saw a big one lurking around the bait house pilings- a good 6+ pounds. Yup, just about time to break out the fiddler crabs and tube worms.