December 28, 2004 at 12:38pm
The snapper season has come and gone and it had its ups and downs. Good thing one of the up swings was at the end. It gives good indications of things to come for next year. The last month of the season was the best snapper fishing that anyone has seen in a few years, with monster fish being caught across the coast. Another bonus to the last month was the tuna fishing. It has been awesome. On saturday the snapper limit came in like old times. One of the guys timed our catch and in 35 minutes we had 29 red snapper and 22 lane snapper. It was all Capt. Eric and I could do running around the boat unhooking fish. We shut the catch down saving the open spots for a larger ones if we were lucky enough to get one. Luck would be with us as Capt. Eric found a new spot for us. He was looking at the depth finder and saw a bump on the bottom and what a spot it was. Every snapper was over the 10 pound mark and a amberjack came in also that went 48 pounds. It hurt to leave that spot after only a few to cap the limit, but next year we will test it again. Now it's tuna time so don't wait until it's too late to book your trip, for now, or for the lump season. With the cool weather coming I think I'm going sit in a tree for a couple of days. Good luck fishing, Capt. Tommy Pellegrin 985-851-3304.