July 6, 2018

July 6, 2018

A couple of friends and I decided to take a day off from fishing and (you guessed it) go fishing for red  snapper in the Gulf of Mexico today. The gulf was almost flat but a few storms were forecast. We made the run in my Shallow Sport X-3 out to the snapper grounds (about a one hour run). It was like riding in a rocking chair. As we stopped the boat there was bait fish on the surface everywhere. The sonar showed a huge school of fish on the structure below the boat. As we lowered our bait, all three of us had a nice snapper on right away. It took about 20 minutes to catch our two nice snapper per person (federal limit). Afterward we began to troll for Kingfish and I had hits on my lure as I was putting it out. We landed a nice Kingfish and started to troll again and had a hit and the fish was taking line. It was a bigger Kingfish and it fought hard. Halfway in the fish came to the surfacew and the back half was gone. Our trip was cut short due to a huge storm bearing down on use and we headed for Port Aransas. It was a great day and the snapper are great to eat.

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Author: Cat. Ray Burdette