Can do! Summer season beginning in Destin with a flood of fish

red grouper

Mark Pryor shows off a red grouper he pulled in aboard the Sweet Jody with Capt. Cliff Cox May 29.

Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 03:50 PM.

When it comes to fishing out of Destin it's in the can, the trash can that is.

The crew aboard the New Florida Girl's American Spirit with Capt. Jim Green filled three trash cans full of fish on Wednesday. They had 58 people aboard that reeled in triggerfish, mingo, white snapper a few amberine.

Fishing was good up and down the docks the last couple of days, and it promises to be even better this holiday weekend.

Anglers on the Finest Kind with Capt. Dennis Kendricks reeled in their share of amberjack, mingo, white snapper and triggerfish.

The crew on the Perfect Shot with Capt. Brady Bowman pulled in five big amberjack, king mackerel, mingo, red grouper, triggerfish and one odd looking fish. Deckhand Greg Meyers said it was a Goggle-Eye Toro. It had huge eyes and was bright orange in color. Meyers said it tastes a lot like a mingo, which cooks up pretty good.

Capt. Scott Robinson on the Stress Relief II and his crew came back from a four-hour trip with 89 fish. "The fish were biting," Robinson said. There catch consisted mostly of mingo, white snapper, triggerfish, amberine a couple of king mackerel. "And that was all caught within five miles," Robinson said.

Anglers from Georgia, Texas, Tennessee and New York combined for a huge catch of amberjack, scamp, amberine, some huge triggerfish, king mackerel and one tripletail while fishing on the Al-Lin with Capt. Harold Staples. The triggers were in the 7 to 8-pound range and I heard one angler comment that his "didn't want to come up."

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