Good Fishing On A Flat Calm Ocean

By Scott Lenox

Good Fishing On A Flat Calm Ocean

We’ve had some hot, but very calm weather this week making the ocean much like a huge lake.  It continued today.

Captain Chris Mizurak of the Angler has been loving the calm weather and he’s had some good fishing to go with it.  Today it was some more sea bass and a bunch of keeper flounder up to five pounds.

Captain Monty Hawkins of the Morning Star saw another beautiful day of weather and another day with some nice mahi fishing.

Aside a few cats paws at the mouth of the inlet? Bay and ocean were indistinguishable in this morning’s calm. Makes a nice day at sea – promise. (Have room for two on tomorrow’s mahi trip – more room still for Saturday/Sunday cbass runs..)
We ambled on off to Rambler Reef where Lorri gave today’s 20 reef blocks a hearty shove. A construction perhaps 15 months of age, and built entirely off the stern of my boat; Rambler Reef has already had sea bass spawning over it (and was shown in the 2023 OCRF Guide.)
We soon made our first stop – and soon had our first mini-mahi boated. Aside them, two of these were a species of small jack I did not recognize, nor could we find in the four Fish ID books I keep in the wheelhouse. Just a color at age variant of a jack we usually see – Google showed them as juvenile Almaco.. (I still don’t know where my marine mammal books are. Must be Barnes & Noble. Com time..)
A few fish on ice right out of the gate; the day only got better. Not cotton candy, mind you – we certainly had to work for em – but a good catch as a result of that work.
Troy cashed in on Lorri’s reef building karma – his big one hands down the pool winner. He was on fire most of the day – far and away high hook.
We collected more trash from far, far away today. Have no idea what the bag says..
Just got a bunch of pics from Michael Evermier’s second dive on August 27th.. Working on that post. Tyler Long’s Memorial Reef and Crocker’s Reef are looking good!! Amazing..
Cheers,
Monty

Capt Monty Hawkins
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My man Randy Swain Jr had a real good flounder today that was 28” and weighed in at 8.5 pounds.


Shaun Flaherty has been mugging some sheepshead on the south jetty the past few days and today he showed his fishing prowess again with another nice convict fish.

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