First Trip of 2018
Over the weekend I had a friend visiting from Maryland who wanted to fish. We left pineland yesterday morning (1/28) and headed out to a nearshore reef. We started trolling deep plugs and on the 4th pass we had a rod bouncing and drag screaming. I slowed the boat a little and the drag was too loose and we got rocked up. After that we set anchor and started dropping shrimp and squid. Shrimp was the hot bait and we started slamming grunts, mangrove snapper and sheepshead. A lot of shorts but a good deal of keepers came up. The odd catch of the day was a monster toadfish. Despite the forecast it barely rained until we were approaching the marina around 2pm.