Homosassa 4/9 Grouper Father and Son Style

My son is here visiting form the keys and mother nature offered up a perfect day t show off some of Homosassa's famous grouper fishing. Kyle and I hit the water at 8:30 after saying hello to Salty dawg we ran out 30 miles to 45' of water. On the way out we noticed the suspended layer of algae from 15' all the way out to where we started in 45'. We used the Minn Kota as an anchor and dropped cut bait on carolina rigs and the grouper did not dissapoint! This time the larger reds were there up to 28" Not as many gags but still quite a few from 24-30 inches. Tried to set a flat line for kings as they were all around us but the algae fouled up the bait a minute after it iwas set. We limited on the red grouper and released the gags. Called it a day at 2 and ran in. On the way we ran into ruff one set up on his cobia spot so we stopped by and said hello0. On a good note the water in 12' was clearing up enough to start drifting for trout and seeing the shallow rock piles fairly well.

This place Rocks if yer a crabber


  • huntentailshuntentails Posts: 1,694 Captain
    Nice Day for the Offshore Report T.M.
    Looks like fish for dinner
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,098 Moderator
    Nice firetrucks.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • RedbonzRedbonz Posts: 4,510 Captain
    Man I love it when the water is that smooth and great looking fish....
    If it don't fit force it. If it breaks it needed replace anyways. :banghead
  • ripnlipsripnlips Posts: 2,535 Captain
    Oh man, It was a great day to get offshore. Glad ya got into some today.
  • angler18angler18 Posts: 2,035 Officer
    good stuff there Kyles! Think I am going to have to crash your place for dinner real soon!
  • BillyBilly HomosassaPosts: 2,612 Captain
    I've never seen water that calm out there.

    Sounds like a great time Kyle and glad the reds were cooperating.

    "And the ocean is howling for the things that might have been..."
  • gbaswolfgbaswolf Posts: 268 Officer
    Looks like it was a great day for a little tug-o-war. WTG Kyle
    Tight lines!:fishing
  • Ruff OneRuff One HomosassaPosts: 1,777 Captain
    Nice grouper day. Yes, the seas were supper flat today. If you read my post--you're welcome to hang out, as long as you make a lot of noise!!
  • BigjonBigjon Posts: 58 Deckhand
    Bad day to be a fish. Yall tore 'em up!
  • keypondkeypond Posts: 2,017 Officer
    Nice one Kyle! Those are some quality fish.

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  • Doc StressorDoc Stressor Homosassa, FLPosts: 2,060 Captain
    So what does Kyle Jr. think about our bottom fishing vs the Keys?

    And tell me again why we aren't down there fishing with him.:grin
  • tekmunkitekmunki Posts: 668 Officer
    Great job Kyle, glad to see you got the bay boat out deep. :) Nice to see the waves cooperating, enjoy those days, in the little time I've been boating, it seems they're quite rare that an open-season and the seas align so perfectly.
    Q: How much fishing equipment can a man have before his wife throws him out?
    A: I do not know for sure; however, I believe that the experiment is almost complete!
  • PONCEPONCE Posts: 5,943 Officer
    Excellent Groups Kyle, you guys torem up fighting0012.gif
  • troutman57troutman57 Posts: 3,691 Officer
    So what does Kyle Jr. think about our bottom fishing vs the Keys?

    And tell me again why we aren't down there fishing with him.:grin
    Doc I wish we could head down there on a monthly basis but 8 hours in a car is really tough on my hip....then 8hrs on the Atlantic in 5-7 footers would be really painful.
    He really had a ball and thinks we havebetter grouper here but he has way more variety (snappers). Yesterday was a slower day out here (by our standards) due to that algae I believe.
    This place Rocks if yer a crabber
  • IshIsh Posts: 797 Officer
    Nice report and great fishing ....
  • deerflydeerfly Posts: 711 Officer
    we might get older, but father and son time never does
    "impossibility cannot be concluded from a sample of failed efforts" - Edsger W. Dijkstra

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