The fishing offshore is hot right now, like our weather still is... Our parties are catching gigantic gag grouper, mahi-mahi [dolphin, but not the kind Flipper is], a variety of sharks, toothy barracudas, kingfish here and there, scamp, a variety of snappers- with monster mangrove snapper being the gems of the catch, & fire engine red grouper. Check out Fred Comley, from Dayton, Ohio. He's holding a beautiful firetruck red grouper he caught using a sardine in about 120 ft offshore of Anna Maria Island. Fred and family also caught many more red and gag grouper plus mangrove snapper while on vacation fishing with Capt Larry.
After coming off the
full moon, snappers usually bite the best during this time. August was one of our peak months for mango snappers. However, night fishing in September can yield a myriad of different fish. Something to keep in mind: a week after the full moon the tides and
current will slow down and the grouper bite will be
off the charts. Directly on the full moon, you'll usually have to
work much harder for the grouper, due to the stronger current. Although,we have
still caught some huge grouper lately even during the full moon.
Always keep a flatline deployed behind the boat for Florida's pelagic species
like wahoo, blackfin tuna, cobia, & summertime smoker kings.... Also, it's a great time to help
celebrate shark week by catching a large shark. Here's Tamara Wymer (below) with a reef shark, celebrating shark week. It's important to note after she caught the reef shark, she carefully released it, to be caught for another day! Tamara was using a sardine in 45 ft offshore of
Anna Maria Island, while fishing with Joe Wymer and Capt Larry McGuire.
Remember to keep hydrated with lots of water and sports drinks, because
fighting fish in this heat, even though it is Autumn, the thirst can hurt! Now is the time to come on out
and get you some of this sweet fish & shark action!
Capt. Larry McGuire
SHOW ME THE FISH CHARTERS
OPERATING OUT OF THE BRADENTON BEACH MARINA
Cell: (941) 720 - 6475