Capt. Mark Thompson
January 16, 2014
Grayton Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report
This time of year since the weather doesn't settle out for long like it does during the summer, and I call it window fishing. No, not that the weather may necessarily be nice enough to throw open the house windows but rather a window of opportunity opens up to allow you to get out and fish. Fortunately the folks I took out were flexible enough to be ready to go when that window opened.
We've had three weather fronts come through this week giving us a very small window to get out. Unfortunately that window this week was the day after a full moon and that means a slooow bite.
The bottom shows on the finder showed plenty underneath us and the 2 amberjacks we brought in had plenty of company that escorted them to the boat, but they just weren't that hungry.
We switched gears towards two hook fishing for Vermillion Snapper that bit the best for us and ended up jumping spot to spot away from dolphins to get a nice mess of those.
We did catch some quality grade of Red Snapper to catch and release.
Overall, we did get to fish in January without losing the feeling in our fingers and the wind and seas were as calm as you could ask for and ended up with enough fresh fish for two meals for four.
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