Hog In The Fog

The report was for calm seas yesterday, so I set out to get some groceries at the Hogpen. The seas were calm, but the fog was extremely heavy and required a slow pace to my fishing hole. After a long slow ride out to my numbers, I found fish pretty quickly, first fish was a small flounder, second was a mango, and my third was a hogfish :). I did have a head boat pull to what sounded like about 100 feet away, but I was unable to see it the fog was so thick, I could hear just about every conversation that was happening onboard. :blahblah By noon I had caught 10 different species of fish and my limit on Hogs, but what seems statistically impossible is that after 3 hours of fishing I did not catch a single grunt. :huh The ride in was just as slow as the ride out and the fog did not clear until I was about 2 miles from Pass-a-Grille, yet by the time I got to the marina had my boat pulled and started cleaning it the fog had once again rolled in so thick you couldn't see the bridge. At the end of the day it was a good day fishing and the wife loved the fresh fish for dinner.

[video]https://photos.app.goo.gl/kTXmwzrHwtNv8bfG2[/video]

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  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 7,688 Admiral
    Nice Haul! Still have yet to catch one of those out of pass a grille.
    People use statistics the way a drunk uses a street light, for support rather than illumination.
  • SaltygatorvetSaltygatorvet TallahasseePosts: 1,942 Captain
    Nice job
    You should have been here yesterday
  • suprastevesuprasteve Posts: 98 Greenhorn
    No grunt? In what alternate universe is this fishing hole located?
  • m10renm10ren Posts: 104 Deckhand
    suprasteve wrote: »
    No grunt? In what alternate universe is this fishing hole located?

    EXACTLY!!! :shrug I caught 4 types of Porgy, Triggerfish, Mango, Flounder, Red and Gag Grouper, even a Lizardfish and not 1 single Grunt. Maybe I'll play the lottery this weekend, my chances of winning should actually be better. :rotflmao
  • Kokosing LoverKokosing Lover Posts: 369 Deckhand
    That heaboat could have been a 1/4 mile or more away. Voices travel really strangely in the fog.
  • jdl1948jdl1948 Posts: 84 Greenhorn
    "even a Lizardfish"

    That's my go-to :mad. It seems I can't get away from them....shrimp, trolling grouper plugs, soft plastics. At least it's catching.
  • Mackeral SnatcherMackeral Snatcher Posts: 10,387 AG
    Hogs and porgie are a couple of my favorite eating fish.
    THERE SHOULD BE NO COMMERCIAL FISHING ALLOWED FOR ANY SPECIES THAT IS CONSIDERED OVERFISHED.
  • GulfCoast1102GulfCoast1102 Posts: 41 Greenhorn
    What's your preferred bait/rigging for hogs? You're doing it right, whatever it is!
  • m10renm10ren Posts: 104 Deckhand
    What's your preferred bait/rigging for hogs? You're doing it right, whatever it is!

    I like to use a knocker rig, 2 - 3 oz egg sinker, 4/0 circle hook.....shrimp!
  • releasegearreleasegear Posts: 668 Officer
    nice work..really UFB to get no grunts ...fish gods love you
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  • chicochico Posts: 496 Deckhand
    You must have been in "hog heaven!" LOL!! Way to go, never saw anyone catch them like that!! Usually a bycatch!!
  • Slo Poke1Slo Poke1 Posts: 308 Deckhand
    m10ren wrote: »
    The report was for calm seas yesterday, so I set out to get some groceries at the Hogpen. The seas were calm, but the fog was extremely heavy and required a slow pace to my fishing hole. After a long slow ride out to my numbers, I found fish pretty quickly, first fish was a small flounder, second was a mango, and my third was a hogfish :). I did have a head boat pull to what sounded like about 100 feet away, but I was unable to see it the fog was so thick, I could hear just about every conversation that was happening onboard. :blahblah By noon I had caught 10 different species of fish and my limit on Hogs, but what seems statistically impossible is that after 3 hours of fishing I did not catch a single grunt. :huh The ride in was just as slow as the ride out and the fog did not clear until I was about 2 miles from Pass-a-Grille, yet by the time I got to the marina had my boat pulled and started cleaning it the fog had once again rolled in so thick you couldn't see the bridge. At the end of the day it was a good day fishing and the wife loved the fresh fish for dinner.

    [video]https://photos.app.goo.gl/kTXmwzrHwtNv8bfG2[/video]


    Mind sharing the depth?
  • m10renm10ren Posts: 104 Deckhand

    @Slo Poke1 said:

    Mind sharing the depth?

    I usually fish between 40' - 50', that day I was fishing 42'.

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