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Summer Fishing Report 2017

Summer is here! The days are hot, and the fish are biting. Every year, swarms of tasty mangrove snapper converge on Merry Pier, and they are easy to catch (even for kids and beginner fisherman). A size 1 hook, a … Continue reading

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March Fishing Report 2017

March Fishing Report:   March is a transitional month. Some days are warm and sunny, others grey, windy and (for Pass-A-Grille) cold. This state of flux results in uneven fishing. Some days are spectacular, others are slow. Bait schools are … Continue reading

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January Fishing Report 2017

January 2017 Fishing Report    This time of year, it’s all about the weather. When a cold front blows through, expect strong north winds, cold temperatures, occasional rain and slower fishing. But the time between fronts can offer some spectacular … Continue reading

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Fall 2016 Fishing Report

Fall 2016 Fishing Report – Merry Pier   Fishing has been amazing! October, November and December witnessed some of the best fishing of the year. Some of the highlight species include:   Flounder. The Fall flounder run started early. Top … Continue reading

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September Merry Pier Fishing Report

September is always a spectacular fishing month at Merry Pier in Pass-A-Grille, and this year proved no exception. Huge schools of bait fish continue to hang around the Pier, drawing in a variety of predators large and small.   The … Continue reading

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August Fishing Report

August was an outstanding month at Merry Pier – EVERYTHING was biting. A few highlights: -Snook season opened 91/1/16, and there are plenty around. Finding a slot sized keeper is the key, as most of the snook tend to be … Continue reading

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July 2016 Fishing Report

July 2016 Fishing Report – Merry Pier The weather has been hot, but the fishing has been even hotter. July was a great month at Merry Pier. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights: -Mangrove Snapper Without a … Continue reading

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Merry Pier Fishing Report – June 2016

Merry Pier Fishing Report – June 2016   What a month it’s been! During June, we saw the transition of spring to summer patterns. Bait has returned to Merry Pier, and by late June was abundant – and, along with … Continue reading

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October Fishing Report

Things are really starting to pick-up. We have had a few nice size Black Drum hanging under the main dock. Bait pods have filled up the pier. Spanish Mackerel patrol the perimeter of the bait schools and Founder get them from … Continue reading

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May Fishing Report

MAY FISHING REPORT: Spring is here and a wide variety of species have shown up. I have seen Snook, Red fish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Gag Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Pompano and a few Tarpon around Merry Pier. The … Continue reading

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