When we speak of Seasons we do not mean " Our " Summer, Spring, Winter or Fall. I am in reference to our Seasonal Migration Habits of Blue Water Species. January through late April is what we call our
" LUMP " Season, meaning we fish over & under water lumps (hills) in the Gulf surrounded by deep water. Most are just a short ride out and this is known as the 2nd most favorite time of the year for most Charter Captains. From the beginning of October until late December, is what we refer to as our Shrimp Boat Season. This is the most High Intensity, Heart-Pumping Season we have, and Definitely MY FAVORITE. And I'm Definitely not talking about playing Bubba Gump and picking through millions of shrimp. This time of year TUNA records can be SHATTERED, not to mention when you find the Shrimp Boats they are eating behind, you got'em ! The TUNAS follow the Shrimp Boats everywhere and sometimes we can be in less than 100 feet of water and can basically see the land. The next season is called Summertime which is usually late April to the end of September, and is by far the most popular season due to Very Nice Weather, almost every day. We fish a little further out, sometimes past 50 miles depending on the water quality, bait migration and other scientific stuff that scientists haven't even figured out. This time of year is when we do the majority of over-night trips. On a good Day Trip Charter it is totally possible to Harvest many Yellowfin Tunas ( averaging from 60-100 lbs. ), big blackfin tunas, mahi-mahi's, sail fish, sword fish, red snapper ( when in season ), an assortment of other snappers / groupers, amberjacks and other reef fishes, etc, etc, etc!!