Saturday’s weather was brutal, with steady winds out of the south at 30 knots, gusting higher. That, coupled with the new moon high tide, made for some tough fishing conditions.
Fishing the Merry Pier, I did manage a small snook, along with a gag grouper that was haunting the pilings. That was it. As the wind and waves picked up, and the conditions deteriorated, I headed for a more sheltered spot.
I had the distinct pleasure of fishing in Belle Vista with V, my better half. She caught a nice sheepshead within sight of the Don Cesar Resort.
Sunday was a rainout. At midnight tonight, gag grouper are back in season. I may have to plot an offshore trip soon.