From the Captain's Log: 9/23/16

September 23, 2016 by Jesse Johnson

Trip Info

The Catch
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray)

The Fox family showed up early this morning and eager to get offshore to catch red snapper. We made good time out to the Massachusetts and had a livewell full of bait in time to watch the sunrise.

The bite on the first spot was a little slow. We managed to catch 3 or 4 keeper snapper before we hooked the big fish of the day. I honestly thought it was a shark at first since it ran out away from the boat, but it turned out to be a 34” red snapper.

We hit a few more spots and by 9:30 we hit our red snapper limit and decided to search for some mangrove snapper. We got anchored up right on a good spot, got the chum working and it didn’t take long before the red snapper and trigger fish started hooking up. We caught quite a few fish, but no mangroves.

We made a little run to the east to hunt out some kings. We found many, many jellyfish. We caught 1 solid king and several bonito before we called it quits. The wind died almost completely and we were baking out there, so we made pitstop at Ft. Mcree for a little swim before heading to the dock.

I had a great time fishing with this crew, I hope we can go again next season.

Tight Lines,
Captain Jesse

Book your trip with Gulf Life Charters

Gulf Life Charters

Gulf Life Charters offers trips out of Pensacola Beach and surrounding areas. They offer a variety of fishing styles to suit your desires. You might enjoy bottom fishing for Snapper, Grouper, Trigger fish and Amberjack or maybe you are looking for a troll
Weather Protection
Weather Protection
Canceled due to bad weather? We'll help reschedule or refund.
Best Price Guarantee
Best Price Guarantee
Found the same trip for less? We'll refund the difference!
Service You Can Trust
Service You Can Trust
7 day customer support for a hassle-free fishing experience.
Trusted Payments
Trusted Payments
Book via our secure platform and enjoy flexible payment options.