Capt John 12 Hour Offshore Sunday June 12, 2016
This was one of those days when the ride off shore was a little on the bumpy and rainy side, for a while. Captain Johnny Williams soon had the party boat Capt. John past those slight distractions for the 63 anglers aboard.
The area fished was about 65 miles to the south southeast of Galveston in 150′ of water. Two stops were made, the first over natural bottom structure (rocks) the second a production platform remains the red snapper were home and biting the cut squid and or Spanish sardine baits along with tipped 5 oz snapper slappers. Vermillion snapper obliged to hit small pieces of cut squid in good numbers. A few other surface to the bottom species also joined in on the biting.
When “go to the house” time came this catch had been caught:
126 Red snapper to 22.5 pounds (most 7-10#)
218 Vermillion snapper to 3#
1 Rockhind Grouper
Lori Whetstone, Katy, Her red snapper limit included one of the heaviest of the 2016 fishery on the Capt. John , a really nice 22.5 pounder. Way to go Lori, thats heavier than most party boat fishermen will ever catch.
Gino Asuncion, Galveston, Red snapper limit to 8# taken on a sardine tipped, blue/yellow, 5 oz snapper slapper.
Paul Kluge, Waco, Red snapper limit to 8# on a 5 oz, red and white snapper slapper. Paul also had one of the barracuda, his first.
Steve Bamburg, His red snapper limit also went to 8# and was taken on Carolina rigged Spanish sardines fished in the mid-depths. Steve also had the lone kingfish and rockhind grouper.
Jim Marigliano, Dallas, red snapper limit to 9# and a vermillion snapper limit of 10. He also had a 40# amberjack which was quickly released alive since their season is closed at this time.
See you on the Capt. John!