Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Apalachicola Fishing Report 5-2010

Apalachicola Pearls‏


Capt. Grayson Shepard & Gerald Campbell

The summer oyster areas opened to oystering in Apalachicola last Friday - about a week and a half earlier than normal. Was this done to get ahead of the possibility of the (insert your own adjective here) oil spill? All of the news reports that reach us are progressively grimmer and less optomistic, and over the weeks the topic of local conversation has gone from "what do you think about the oil spill?" to "So....?" everyone knows exactly what you are referring to. Then again, maybe it's because the local oysters are some of the best Tommy says he has tasted in as long as he can remember, and, while shucking several dozen of them for himself, he even found a big black pearl in one of them. Maybe they're just ripe for the pickin.

Back to present day Fishing conditions! As texters say - OMG!! Water temps went up about 10 degrees overnight - goodbye pompano, hello tarpon on fly. Guided anglers who follow instructions well are experiencing of their best catch ratios now. It's probably best to wait a few weeks for best bait or plug casting for the silver kings, however, everything is biting well inshore and Red Snapper season opens on 6/1. We are booking Shark fishing trips, offshore trips, inshore trips, tarpon trips, you name it - we are doing it! And maybe we should go ahead and take a tip from the oyster fishermen and fish while the fishing is good!

Have a safe and Happy Holiday weekend.

Kathy Robinson
Robinson Brothers Guide Service
Apalachicola, FL
850-653-8896 or 877-6-Redfish

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