Despite the cooler September weather, the fishing in South St. Pete Beach remains hot for a variety of species. Trout, Snook, grouper, flounder, Spanish Mackerel and mangrove snapper are all active now.
I had planned to head offshore on Saturday with Dick, JoeMama, Tim and Pat. But, alas, I awoke to rain and lightning, and the trip was cancelled. Good thing, as the storms lasted all day and into the evening. I headed instead for Merry Pier, on 8th Avenue in St. Pete Beach. To my surprise, there were quite a few diehards out fishing, including Mike from Michigan, who had landed a couple keeper flounder. I managed a bunch of grouper, and got NAILED by a few snook underneaththe dock. Sunday was more of the same, with a steady bite throughout the morning. Here’s Angelo with a big Merry Pier snapper from last weekend: