Oh, Snap! After cold days, fishing heats up; Anglers catch, release plenty off-limits snapper


Ohio anglers on the Anastasia with Capt. Tony Davis on Thursday pulled in a good catch of mingo and white snapper.

Published: Friday, March 29, 2013 at 04:12 PM.

The temperature outside is not the only thing on the rise. As those temps get higher, so do the number of fish coming over the rails.

"Each day is getting a little better," said Capt. Dennis Kendrick of the Finest Kind Thursday afternoon. "We've got more fish moving in" as it gets warmer, he said.

"And the snapper are plentiful," Kendrick said noting it will not be a problem catching them when the season opens. Right now it looks like red snapper season will open June 1. The length of the season is still questionable.

In the meantime, the anglers on the Finest Kind had there hands full reeling in triggerfish, mingo, white snapper and Key West porgy. They also had a big bull shark on line for about 30 minutes before it broke off.

Anglers on the Huntress with Capt. Mike Graef pulled in a good catch of amberjack, almaco and triggerfish, while the group on the Silver Lining filled the rack with triggerfish.

Louisiana anglers on the Special K with Capt. Andy Vaughn reeled in nice catch of mingo, triggerfish and white snapper.

Capt. Jim McMahon on the Sea Venture and his crew came in with a good catch of amberjack, white snapper and mingo. Capt. Jim said they threw back several red snapper.

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