We departed Orange Beach Marina at 6:30am this morning and headed south out of Perdido pass. The wind had shifted a little earlier than expected, so we were in defensive mode meaning that we were just going to take it easy and see how the conditions went as the day went by.
As we arrive to our first fishing location everyone was instantly hooked up with nice vermillion snapper, red snapper and white snapper. With the day off to a great start, everybody feeling well, we decided to keep going further south.
Our second fishing spot we caught a few more Vermillion snapper as well as some of the biggest, nicest red snapper we have caught in a long time. All were safely caught, photographed and released.
At this point, Tim and his family were feeling good the seas were still about the same so we pointed the boat south in search of amberjack’s and perhaps a scamp or red grouper.
Then weather conditions begin to deteriorate over just a few miles from the spot I had picked out. Once we arrived, we were instantly hooked up with several nice jacks and one big red grouper. With everyone’s emotions peaked we moved one more mile further South and caught the remaining balance of our limit of amberjack’s, one really big scamp and one more nice red grouper. At this point, we started working aour way home hitting a few more spots along the way in hopes of catching a scamp but only catching more big red snapper. At this time, everyone is ready to head in.
So with Drew and Rossi cleaning the boat Tim breaks out the secret recipe steaks that he had been marinating all day. With the big green egg grill lit, steaks cooking we had made it through another day and finished up to 2012 season with a bang!
This article written by Capt. Johnny Greene