Sunday August 11th

This week was similar to last week, with the Shrimp trawlers providing opportunities for large Shark action, but very little action in the way of other fish. The nearshore reef has been void of quality action for weeks now with only a few Mackerel being caught and some small reef fish on the bottom. As this new moon continues to grow, there may be an uptick in the action throughout the coming days. However, with winds forecasted to be between 10-15mph the next several days, the juice may not be worth the squeeze in heading offshore. We will just monitor the wind and wave heights for the time being. The last couple of days following the trawlers around have provided us with a few Blacktip and Bull Sharks approaching the 300lb range. It isn’t for everybody, but when one witnesses these guys jumping 6ft in the air multiple times, and when you finally bring it along side the boat, it is pretty cool and rewarding. When the Shrimpers haven’t been mowing the lawn we have stayed in the nearshore sandbars a played with a much smaller variety of Sharks that are usually anywhere from 15-40lbs. If I have the very young anglers aboard, we keep them busy as well with a assortment of bottom dwelling fish. Anyway, hope the winds stay light and some more fish begin to bite. Sure would be cool to see a Tarpon or two during these coming early a.m. high tides. Hopefully a good number of Jacks as well. Hope everyone has a great week, and don’t forget to take a kid fishing!

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