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A catching day at the Lead Wreck.

    Today my fishing buddies were Don and his son Donald Goetz, John Lancombe, Kyle Deaton and Buddy Coleman who are no strangers to the Goin Off. They fished with me last year on 6/20/2009 and had a good day then and we repeated ourselves today.
    As usual the first business of the day was to procure a few lively baits to go feed the fishes and although they have been difficult to capture in the port of late we got lucky on the first toss and were ready to go with a live well full of lively pogies.
    We're in the heat of summer now and in order to be successful this time of year it's important to find structure holding bait that will draw the predators. We stopped at the Lead wreck and found it to be holding a good school of bait and started our day slow trolling a cloverleaf back an forth over the wreck. The kings were chewing pretty consistently and we were able to land three Cobia along with more than a limit of thirteen kingfish.
    Finished up the day with a 30 knot cruise on a nearly flat calm sea and an hour and a halfs work filleting up the critters.

Final tally for the day:
13 Kingfish to 20 pounds.
3 Cobia . One keeper the rest between 30 and 32 inches released to grow up.
2 Bonito released.
1 Barracuda

Donald junior bowed up on his first fish of the day.

And it's a nice sized Kingfish for Donald.

A nice sized Barracuda get his mug shot taken and then back in the water.

A Cobia that's too small to keep but still fun to catch.

This one's a keeper.

Buddy with another undersized Cobia.

Today's Crew with plenty of groceries to go around
(Pictured from left to right: Buddy, Don, Donald, John, and Kyle)