I was unsure of what we might find or not find as we headed out to the fishing grounds. Inshore, we had no problem collecting a well full of pinfish and once we were offshore, we dropped them down and found an abundance of bottom dwellers that were eager to eat. In all honesty, I've never had a day of bottom fishing with that much action. We caught so many fish including big American red snapper, gag grouper, red grouper, amberjack, and scamp grouper to name a few. What's more important than the number, size and variety of fish that we caught is that every fish that came up was as healthy as the fish I've caught in the Gulf in years past. And, for the few that we kept, they were every bit as delicious. We aren't out of the woods just yet which means areas will remain closed for an undisclosed amount of time. Even with the closures, there is still plenty of safe water in the gulf to fish and despite the disaster - the fishing has been good. Hopefully, now that the leak is stopped, every day that goes by will be one day closer to a clean Gulf of Mexico and fishing closures due to oil will be a thing of the past.