Fish Flash: Spring break is booming for Destin captains

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Mississippi anglers aboard the Outta Line reeled in five big amberjack, triggerfish, mingo, white snapper and rock salmon.

Published: Friday, March 15, 2013 at 03:34 PM.

If the last couple of days are any signs of the fishing season to come, it should be a good one.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the boardwalk along the harbor was full of folks strolling up and down looking at the bounty being brought in on the many charter boats.

"This week we are going seven days a week," said Capt. Greg Marler of the Gentle Winds. "We're booked everyday."

And the catch aboard the Gentle Winds was big both Wednesday and Thursday.

"The amberine are biting good," Marler said, noting herring works well for bait. However, he did say the other fish were a little slow to bite.

Nevertheless, his anglers brought in multiple tubs full of amberine, mingo, triggerfish and white snapper.

Texas anglers on the Vengeance with Capt. Jason Hallmark Thursday pulled in a good mix of mingo, triggerfish, white snapper, lane snapper and a couple of Atlantic sharp nose shark. The shark were only a couple of feet long, but they were mature for their species. Plus folks are always curious about a shark. These two particular shark seemed to have some kind of markings under the mouth. It almost looked as if someone scribbled on them with a pen.

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