October started out the way September finished with multiple days on the water with some amazing people. The fishing down at Sandheads was hit and miss but we found ourselves in the right place on the right tide. One group caught 2 monster springs @ 27 lb to brag about when they got home. The Chum’s have rolled in, you have to go a little deeper 80 -120 ft to target them, they make great smokers and can put up a good fight on the rod. One of the challenges we can have this time of year is the foggy mornings that test the captains skills to get out to the fishing grounds. Good thing the “HICKSY” has all the electronics, AIS & Radar to safely maneuver in the thick fog. The fishing has slown down and the numbers of boats out challenging the elements has diminished significantly since September 1. It’s about time to start thinking about putting the anchovies away and getting ready for some winter fishing. The prawning has picked back up and we were averaging about 50 to 60 prawns per trap on a four hour set in some of the secret spots that we use. Commercial crabbers have just finished up so I’ll be hanging up the crab gear until February when the water begins to warm.
The Esperanza Charters dates and pricing will be released next Month so keep your eyes and ears peeled on the Operation Calendar for available trips.