A quick report from my latest outing. A stiff southeast breeze on Sarasota Bay saturday and sunday. No chance of getting out of the passes on my boat. Had some chum left over from last weekend and decided to drop a line on the bay reefs.
Headed to the Walker reef, had trouble marking anything, need to re-check the numbers I put into my GPS. It was windy as hell and I was starting to piss off my "better half" after making repeated circles into choppy conditions. Eventually I left ,equally pissed off.
Harts #2 - caught a 12" black seabass on my first drop, followed by an assortment of other species, spanish macks, trout, catfish, jacks, ladyfish, and of course, grunt...
Jantzen- found decent mangrove snapper biting close to the marker. Kept a few good ones to 12" or so.
Tried Big Pass, from marker #13 drifting into channel towards bird key and through the yacht club channel. Casted pink Silly Willy jigs 1/2 oz ( w/ teaser) hoping to find a pompano. No luck, only big ladyfish, more grunts, and a small lane snapper.