This week I got the chance to go out with Capt. Alex Hughey on an inshore fishing trip. He put my dad and me on some great fish. We caught nice redfish, big trout, and a very unexpected tarpon. Alex also taught us about our fish finder and how to use it for more than finding bait. We plan to use this knowledge for some bridge monsters in the future. Last week the snook were on fire but this week they were hard to find. The redfish seemed to take their place. Last week I went fishing with live pilchards one day and live mullet the next, but couldn’t find much except for schools of jack. On the last stop of the we landed on a school of slot-sized snook, one of which did eat but got gill wrapped and broke the leader.
Attached is a picture of a tarpon which was way bigger than we expected.