It's all about the Red Snapper in Grayton for 35 more days.
Capt. Mark Thompson
June 9, 2013
Grayton Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report
Red Snapper season is in full swing limiting out fairly quickly and bringing in some quality fish. The first day we were able to run I had a group of two guys and two gals. The gals watched the guys struggle to bring up their first fish questioning whether they'd be able to able to do it. When the ladies hooked up and finally landed their fish, with great big grins looked at me and simply said, " I LIKE IT!"
Tropical Storm Andrea seems to have moved some fish around and we finally started putting some Red Grouper in the box and caught quite a few quality Gag Groupers we unfortunately had to throw back as well as some nice Jacks which closed down when Snapper season opened. But they are sure fun to catch.
The King bite continues to get better but still not as strong as years past. However, the Kings we are getting are the bigger smokers. I've also switched from a Penn lever drag on a medium heavy boat rod to a medium spinning rod with a Penn Battle spinning reel for fly lining for kings. The lighter tackle sure makes things more fun.
Sharks, OMG the sharks! If you're looking to hook into a shark these days there isn't any trying to do it it seems. You're probably just gonna and usually at the expense of a fine Red Snapper if you don't get him up and in the boat quick enough. We barely got this pictured King in the boat as a 10 foot Bull shark was hot on his tail while being gaffed. If the sharks are this thick now it's sure to get even more heated as the water heats.
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