Sorry for the slow pace of updates – been pretty crazy. But the good news is – I HAVE been fishing! Spent a few days in Key West (report to follow), but otherwise, I have been hanging out on Merry Pier in St. Pete Beach. Believe it or not, as of 1/13/14, there is still bait to be netted at the Pier – very unusual that it is around this late. A few snapper are still hanging around. For a couple of weeks, there were big black drum lurking among the pilings, and we landed a bunch from about 5 to 15 pounds. It was a slow flounder season – the anglers targeting them caught a few, but no banner catches, just a few here and there.
The big story is – REDFISH! For the last few weeks, when the water was clear, you could see them cruising at the bottom of the boat slips. Most were right at the top of the slot size, with a few bruisers mixed in. And I have the pictures to prove it: