Destin Fishing Reports

Butterfly jigging for AJs!!!

April 09, 2016 by E. Rogers

Trip Info

The Catch
Snapper (Vermilion)
Triggerfish (Gray)

Today started out absolutely perfect.  The Gulf was flat and we could run to the South 20 miles to my favorite fishing spot.  My anglers started out bottom fishing and we had our limit of triggerfish in record time.  We moved to another spot where the amberjack was EVERYWHERE.  They used a butterfly jig and the fight was on.  Each angler caught at least 10 AJs.  At one point we had a triple hook up!! While pulling in one AJ a shark decided he wanted a snack.  We caught just the head.  At the end of the day, the wind picked up and we came in with huge waves and white caps.  This trip included a 2-night stay at my house so everyone packed in the food and enjoyed a night of relaxing on the back porch.  One angler couldn’t wait to get in the hot tub to relax his sore arms and back.  “IF YOU THINK FISHING IS FOR WIMPS….YOU DON’T KNOW JACK”.  If you think you can handle a day of AJ fishing give me a call.

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