Another weekend, rounding up the usual suspects at Merry pier in St. Pete Beach. Fishing was… steady, if not good. Amazingly, greenbacks remain plentiful, and a couple tosses of the net are all that’s needed for an afternoon’s fishing. There are plenty of select shrimp available at the baithouse, too.
Yes, there are still Spanish Mackeal around. I musta’ caught a couple dozen, although they were all in the 10-15″ range. Plenty of grouper still around, too, although they also are running on the small side. This marks the first weekend in recent memory where magrove snapper were absent. Still no sheepshead around, either- strange for February, especially with the water temps in the upper 60’s. And… where are the whiting?
The top catch was flounder. I caught about a half dozen, the largest at 15″, and destined for the frying pan. Anybody have any good flounder recipes they’d care to share? Please post in the comments section… thanks!