Fishbuster Charters’ Captain Dave Hanson reported, “I had an offshore trip planned for Monday, 10/5, but the 25 knot winds and five-foot seas put an end to that.
On Wednesday, 10/7, I had an offshore trip planned with Alan and Donna Clothier, but seas were still a bit on the rough side, and scattered rain hung over the gulf. So, the Clothiers deferred their trip to Friday, 10/9, when we had much better conditions with light winds and calm seas. The couple fished 19 miles west of New Pass, using live shrimp, and caught a variety of fish, including four 14-inch whitebone porgies, a half dozen large grunts, and five keeper lane snapper. They released lots of red grouper shorts, along with one red grouper that was 21 inches but had to be released, due to closed season for red grouper having taken effect a few days prior.