Caught Aboard the:
Mixed bag offshore
bottom bumpin with my buds.
Today my fishing buddies were my buds Mason Williams,
his son Brent, Mike Ullian and Donnie Poston and it was really great to
get back on the water with them. We started off the day south down the
beach near the steeple where we sabikied up a bunch of greenies. The off
to the 80' bottom down south near Melbourne we went.
Fished most of the day in 75' to 85' of water and the best bite was on
early in the day. We had good action most of the day catching and
releasing short red snapper and sea bass. As usual when a school of
cobes showed up it was pandemonium. Fortunately for the cobes, out of
the six that were netted and boated, four were short. We pitched two of
the four shorts back back before I remembered to get out the tags to tag
the last two.
We had very little current and it was flat calm all day, man what a
great day it was. We were having so much fun we didn't move out to the
deeper water to go looking for the grouper. Next time out it's a grouper
diggin in the deep water for me. I want to get a few before the upcoming
closure in January.
Final tally for the day:
1 20# Gag Grouper
5 Red Snapper
6 Lane Snapper
2 Mangrove Snapper
6 Cobia with two released and another two tagged and released.
8 Lane Snapper
A bunch of Sharpnose Sharks released.
A bunch of Triggerfish and Sea Bass.
Today's crew with our catch.