We started running charters this weekend with caution because of the aftereffects of Hurricane Irma. Floating debris is in the entire gulf and the Intracoastal Waterway. These objects can be a boating hazard, especially at high speeds. We’ve been in no rush to go out, waiting for the sun to come up for better visibility. Slower speeds also allow us to see better. After this weekend we will assess things and decide about future outings. At this point we don’t know how much debris is out there. After networking with other captains who fished over the weekend, we will have a better idea. But everything can change due to stronger tides and wind. If boating in the next few weeks, be extra cautious and keep your eyes open. This debris will get saturated with water and not be as visible after being in the water for a long period of time. We’ve experienced some of the best fishing after tropical storms. The fish get moved around for hundreds of miles. In other instances, it takes a few days for the fish to get it together after being shaken up so much. The only way to find out is to go fishing.