This beautiful Marbled Grouper was safety vented and released (above) after a quick photograph during a cold March morning trip due to the shallow water grouper closed season. The season will reopen for all shallow water grouper beginning on May 1st of 2013, only a month away.
Cobia began showing up near the end of March and continue to move through the area through April, May and into June. Cobia can be caught on any of the Lady K’s three daily trips.
King Mackerel have been scattered along the coast with fish up to 30 pounds being caught by anglers drifting sardines, goggle-eyes or threadfin herring around deep drop offs and area reefs. This King was caught during an afternoon trip on an overcast March afternoon.
April 1st marked the opening of the Vermillion Snapper season and anglers give a big thumbs up after catching some for dinner. Gray Triggerfish, Red Porgy, Whitebone Porgy and a few Little Tunny also continue to bite the baits. Lighter winds during the morning trips can bring greater success to anglers hoping the land some of the tasty fish.
This nice Cobia was taken during an April afternoon trip and will make a tasty dinner for days to come.
Captain B holds up a 25 pound King Mackerel landed by VIP angler Charlie which was caught on light tackle. The fish made some sizzling runs before succumbing to the gaff. Other anglers also caught King Mackerel up to 10 pounds, Porgies, Vermillion Snapper, and released some under-sized cobia. A fun time was had by all.
The Lady K sails three times daily and our price includes everything you will for a half day of deep sea drift fishing. Just bring your favorite beverage, some snacks and little sunscreen and enjoy the day. Also coming soon is Bar Jack’s Fish Tales marina store, located right at the boat, so stay tuned for our grand opening in the months ahead. Tight lines everyone!