As the water continues to heat up, and the bait schools show up with increasing frequency, the fishing in St. Pete Beach is starting to take off… finally.
Last weekend, Merry Pier regular Juan nailed a nice 36″ cobia:
And this weekend, the mangrove snapper FINALLY started showing up. Here’s Mike with a 12″ mango:
And there are still legal flounder biting, too. My highlight for the weekend was a 24″ gag grouper:
The fishing should continue to improve in the coming weeks, as long as we don’t get hit by a hurricane or an oil slick.