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Having determination in adverse conditions while fishing is key, especially when fishing from a skiff in the summer months on the Gulf of Mexico.  You have to keep a close eye on storms, tides and of course find the fish.  Capt. Jeremy Davidson with Southern Salinity Guide Service and Kory Cheek weathered a nasty day of rain up in Apalachicola and were rewarded with some of the best table-fare the Gulf of Mexico has to offer, Tripletail!  

Tripletail Fishing with Southern Salinity Guide Service in Apalachicola.
Tripletail Fishing with Southern Salinity Guide Service in Apalachicola.
Tripletail Fishing with Southern Salinity Guide Service in Apalachicola.
Tripletail Fishing with Southern Salinity Guide Service in Apalachicola.
Tripletail Fishing with Southern Salinity Guide Service in Apalachicola.
Tripletail Fishing with Southern Salinity Guide Service in Apalachicola.

 

Tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis) are found worldwide in tropical, warm water areas and can grow as large as 36 inches and 40 lbs!   While tripletail may look like an odd fish, they are ferocious fighters and great sport.  These amazing fish float on their sides, often beside crab buoys, and appear like a leaf or floatsam.  Live bait (HINT: Shrimp) cast near a buoy or similar structure will get you a strike from a tripletail.  Be forewarned, tripletail are EXPERTS at fouling a fishing line by wrapping you around the buoy or crab line.  Do not waste time getting a tripletail away from it’s structure.

If you are in the Apalachicola area we recommend contacting Capt. Jeremy Davidson with

Southern Salinity Guide Service

1 Bay Ave
Apalachicola, Fl 32320

Website

850-323-0687

Saltwater Boat Recommendations:

Captain Jeremy fishes out of one of the coolest boats we’ve seen in a long while, a Rocky Creek.  We had the pleasure of meeting Ron Cook with Bonefish Boatworks, the builder of these amazing boats at our Trick My Skiff event in February.

The Rocky Creek T 18 was built to year round fishing seasons seasons and fishing styles from summer scallop trips to winter speckled seatrout fishing.  The Carolina Skiff style flat bottom guarantees a super shallow capability and also amazing stability in rough conditions.

Fishing from a Rocky Creek skiff with Southern Salinity Guide Service.
Fishing from a Rocky Creek skiff with Southern Salinity Guide Service.

Length

18’

 

Beam

8’

 

Transom Height  

25”

 

Max Horsepower

140hp

 

Max Persons

6

 

Draft

6″

 

Fuel Capacity

Livewell

12 gallons

12 gallons

 

Weight

1,400 pounds

 

                    All figures are subject to variance

rocky-creek-skiff
Rocky Creek skiffs offer a fantastic array of options and a super high end fit & finish.
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