Well ladies and gentlemen, I'm back in action. Finally got the new engine on the boat and hitting the saltwater again. We've been out a few times in the last couple weeks scouting the waters and just trying to get back in the saddle again. Bait has been plentiful all throughout the Indian River (finger mullet, pilchards, croakers, pinfish, and pigfish) so we've really just been doing the ground work finding out where they're moving and what they're eating.
Did some live bait fishing along the mangroves and caught some nice medium size snook and reds. Did my first charter back in the ocean yesterday, 10/27, and did fairly well, caught some nice mangrove snapper, kingfish, lane snapper, and a bunch of small amberjack.
The big redfish and snook are in the inlet right now munching away and should be consistent for the next few months. This is the time of year when the flounder start loading up in the inlet but unfortunately the FWC has closed the harvest of flounder from October 15th to November 30th. Snook will remain open until December 15th.
I'm so happy to be back on the salt again and can't wait to put y'all on some big fish here soon.