June 05, 2014 at 5:53pm
We fished yesterday, June 4th, and today, June 5th, out of Cypremort Point in the Vermillion Block. The Lemonfish bite is finally turning on in fairly shallow water. I fished on my buddy's 36-foot Invincible, and I'm very happy I did both days. The first day we landed our solid limit of snapper, all being over 13 pounds. After our snapper, we started looking around for lemonfish. After boating three decent ling in the 35 pound range, I hooked up to something on my plain jig 50 feet below the surface. A couple minutes passed, and we were looking at what we thought was a massive 80 pounder. Twenty-five minutes later we had him gaffed and in the box. We brought him to be officially weighed at Dago's Gas Station in Lydia, and it turned out to be 101.3 pounds, the Louisiana's 6th place ling. Today June 5th was a similar story. After catching our snapper, we started looking for lemonfish again, and hooked up to another shligggg fish. Again, after about 20 minutes, we had him in the boat. He weighed 85 pounds on the dot. Two fish of a lifetime caught on back to back days. Looking forward to more days like this on the water.