The trophy season ended on Wednesday. I can honestly say that, overall, we had a pretty good month on Miss Molly. Although there were a few flat days (mostly pm charters), overall, we had a great season. We limited out quite a few times and certainly put some beautiful fish in the boat on most every trip.
Those bigger fish are leaving the bay now and starting their northern migration. But their exit just ushers in the next phase of the year - what I like to call the second season. The smaller fish (18 - 30" +/-)are showing up and gathering in schools. For the most part, we will continue to troll for these fish until the summer months, but it can be a lot of fun. Since they are schooled up, it is not unusual for several rods to go off at the same time. It can be really exciting. Not only is it a blast, but each angler gets to keep two fish. I often say that this is one of my favorite times of the year.
Fishing has been about as good as it can get over the last seven days. In that time, we have limited out everyday but one, and on that day, we had a very respectable catch. It is great fun and really gratifying to watch folks reel in these beautiful fish.