Everyone awake for it was taking snaps of this morning’s sunrise. Near complete cloud coverage but sun able to cut from beneath yields the best colors. Ocean being flat calm didn’t hurt either.
Dropped today’s reef blocks at Capt. Bob Gowar’s Memorial Reef, got some great sidescan images, and kept heading on off.
First stop offered mahi mayhem. At lines in—bowed up!
Better grade of fish too by a bit. Didn’t see many more. Fun though.
Marking sea bass atop natural corals such that had it been any time since May 15’s opener we’d have been catching around the rail.
Yeah. That didn’t happen. But fluke were chewing!
Later I went where I had a high degree of confidence in an even better flounder bite..
Nope. Sea bass were chewing.
Save Joe Tkach’s limiting on fluke; no big numbers today. Lot of nice fish though. Tom Kuzsma’s last flounder of the day was enough to beat out all our mahi for the pool money.
Neat trick that.
Nice way to end August..
Capt Monty Hawkins