It’s been a month since Hurricane Irma past through Florida. Offshore fishing is still trying to recover. Heading dead east from the inlet the water was still brown for at least 3 miles maybe more. It started clearing and getting green at 75 feet of depth. We ran to the 120 range and the water was clear but still green. Trolling non was non existent. Not even a bite on the planers which are usually our go to rig.
We pulled lines and came back to the Party Grounds. We decided to bottom fish hoping our luck would change. Bottom fishing was awesome. We stopped counting red snapper after 20. The red eyes were everywhere, although you had to pick through the smaller ones there were some keepers in the mix. Also kept a few nice sea bass and the clients had a great time fighting reef sharks. We need a nice front to clear up the water and things should be back to normal.
Book your offshore or deep sea fishing trip with Searok Charters! We fish out of Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach, Florida.