MS Kids Fishing in FH-13 - October 29, 2006© Photos by Mark Miller © Hi-Res Source
Snapper season was closing on the 31st and I had to scratch a charter for Saturday due to high winds. Sunday was not suppose to be much better, but the winds died down and things were looking nice. We finally couldn't stand it anymore so my kids and I left about noon to head out to FH-13. The plan was to dive on the Kay Eckstein to assess the damage by hurricane Katrina. Of course we planned to do some fishing too. The bite wasn't real good, but we had seen worse. We managed to land a half dozen keeper snapper, a few kings, a cobia that was one inch short :-(, and Ben capped the day by landing a nice door matt sized Flounder. The Kay Eckstein showed to be intact, but it had wallowed about 10 feet into the bottom, mostly at the Stern. The murky water caused very low light conditions for the photos so I only posted a few. She is still holding quite a bit of fish and working well as an artificial reef. More details are in my report for MGFB. Total trip encompassed 61 miles and 5.5 hours.