Fish Flash: Spring break is booming for Destin captains

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

The Inshore Angler boats were busy in the bay and under the Destin bridge. Capt. Justin Brantley and his crew hauled in 28 sheepshead, while Capt. Daniel Pike and his crew from Michigan landed their share of sheepshead as well. Capt. Brantley said the sheepshead are biting so well right now, they'll go after just about anything.

Capt. Robert Hill on the Twilight and his group hauled in some huge triggerfish, along with a few mingo and almaco jack.

"It was a bit choppy this morning, but it calmed down just in time," Hill said on Thursday. "And there are still plenty of snapper around.”

Capt. Chuck Turbanic on his new ride, Fifth Amendment, came in from a short trip with white snapper and triggerfish and headed back out for an afternoon trip.

The Backlash with Capt. Jason Mikel at the helm came in with a limit of amberjack in the 30-pound range, along with a couple of triggerfish. Mikel said they were fishing about 20 miles out.

Capt. Ken Bolden on the Just B Cause and Capt. Tony Davis on the Anastasia both came in with good catches of mingo, white snapper and triggerfish.

Mississippi anglers on the Outta Line with Capt. Trey Windes put five big amberjack on the racks as well as some triggerfish, mingo, white snapper and rock salmon. Windes said it was a little choppy out but the fish was still good.

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