I had the privilege today to fish with our good friend Jamie Burns and his guests, Michael McSweeney and his sons Ben & Conner. We headed out at 8:30am and checked out the Gulf Coast, but quickly realize the 20 mph winds made for unfishable Gulf conditions.
Our first stop was Gasparilla Pass where we controlled drifted with the use of our Minn Kota 80 lb Rip Tide thrust electric and concentrated on fishing a 30′ deep hole which we easily tracked with out Humminbird 800 series sonar.
We kept the Yamaha 115 hp, 4-stroke engine running the whole time to enable us to quickly head back-up into the tidal current make our drifts.
We caught some nice Bluefish, Mackerel and Mangrove Snapper in the cut. From there we headed to a shallow-water reef and battled waves to troll for Bluefish and Mackerel. We made it back just before a major rain storm with enough fish to feed two families!