Capt John 12 Hour Offshore Monday June 13, 2016
With the offshore currents to the south of Galveston running on the hard side Captain Johnny Williams decided to run southeast today. That easterly run began after exiting the Galveston jetties and remaining about sixty miles later. The gulf was nice to us with only a gentle swell of 1 to 2 feet of blue gulf water on our path to our first stop.
That stop over natural bottom in 90 feet of water not only had a easily fishable current, the red snapper were home and biting. Captain Williams had put the party boat Capt. John and us fishermen right where we needed to be. The snapper were hitting all baits presented to them, from the upper parts of the water column to the bottom. Squid pieces, sardines and various artificial all worked today. During out time there a boat limit was caught by the eighty-four anglers aboard. Many of the red snapper were in the 10 to 14# class, one small kingfish was also caught.
After leaving the bottom spot, a run back toward the island, to surface platform, began. That surface platform, about thirty miles off the island had a population of spadefish that was a bit on the timid side as far as feeding went. During our time there the anticipated kingfish bite didn’t materialize but the spadefish did their part of adding to the catch with 40 being taken.
After leaving the platform our run back to Pier 19 began with this total catch:
168 Red snapper to 14# (many of 10-14#)
40 Atlantic spadefish
Jim Marigliano, Dallas, Had a red snapper limit to 10# and the days single kingfish and bluefish.
Patrick Lemire, Texas City, My red snapper limit to 12# was taken on a sardine tipped, 5 oz red/white snapper slapper. Hits came while on the sink as they did with Jim’s Carolina rigged Spanish sardines.
See you on the Capt. John!