New Year Report

December 31, 2017 by Capt. Bob Bushholz

Trip Info

The Catch
Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle
Snapper (Mangrove)
Black Drum
Spanish Mackerel

Great time of the year here in Stuart to bend those rods and take some fish dinner home. 2017 ended with a great tripletail bite with most fish in the 6-10 lb range but several over 20. Tripletail are in the perch family and about the best eating fish on earth. This year aboard Catch 22, we ended up with 87 of them.
With the water releases halted from Lake Okeechobee, salinity has risen bringing in more bait and fish on their tails. The pompano and flounder bite will increase thru April. While targeting pompano, we also catch bonefish and leaping ladyfish. We do spanish mackerel trips till April along the beach when the seas are flat which is always a blast.
Still catching nice redfish and snook. Most redfish have been in the 18-27 inch slot with a few over slot to 33”. Snook season opens again February 1st.
Lots of sheepshead here in the winter and spring along with black drum to 14 lbs.

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