Nearshore Boca Grande

July 08, 2016 by Andrew Herzog

Trip Info

The Catch
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Yellowtail)

The summer is heating up and so is the fishing near shore.  In the gulf of mexico the bite has been great.  A wide range of species, recently its really been a surprise what will show up on the end of your line.  Acres of bonito are crashing bait, these range in size and make great shark bait.  We spent a day throwing in shiny jigs and spoons.  These fish are in the tuna family and are a fun fight on a penn battle 2500.

On the wrecks snapper have been biting threadfins and cut squid.  Lane, mangrove & yellow tail are enjoying our hard bottom.  Our last trip out we used Snapper up a chum designed to bring them up off the structure so you can use lighter line and not get broken off in the rocks or structure.

While snapper fishing I spotted something chasing my catch to the surface.  Typically this is usually a barracuda looking for an easy meal.  As it got closer to the surface and they came into focus i realized it was cobia!  Reeling up the flat line pinfish and dropping it in front of its nose I was able to get this fired up fish to eat boat side.

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