Tropical Storm Fay looks like it may put a crimp in my offshore plans. At least it made a clear miss of the Tampa Bay area, except for some overcast cloud cover. But the wave heights are pretty high offshore. Looks like another Merry Pier weekend ahead.
Last weekend was all about the gag grouper. I must have landed a few dozen, all undersized. Most were in the 12-18″ range, although I did see a tagged 21″ caught (and released). Some guy landed a small cobia, and there were a few snapper around, although they weren’t particularly inclined to bite after gorging themselves under the full moon.