Big Boy Fishing Team in Bimini 5/4-5/6/12

Have not posted much lately, been really busy with school and other stuff, but finally got a break last week and took advantage of the open weather window for this past weekend and decided to cross over for some serious fishing and fun in Bimini. We left Friday evening and returned to Miami Sunday morning, after clearing customs and checking in the hotel we set up out front for the muttons but we had missed the bite by an hour, decided to stay until 2 am, and got cutoff on two big mystery fish. Saturday morning headed south to deep drop for the day, it was a bit slow at first but then it picked up and we caught yelloweye snappers, queen snapper, a mystic grouper, big amberjacks that were released and sharks too. By the way the bahamas patrol boat was everywhere this past weekend checking for correct documentation and fish amount and weapons, we got boarded by them about 25 miles south off Bimini, and they checked EVERYTHING in my boat and for people that go armed like me they asked how many rounds I had in my clips for my pistol and then they went ahead and unlocked the gun box and counted each every round and then they gave me a bahamas boarding certificate, and they were out front off Bimini at night sneaking up on boats with no lights to board them, but they treated us with a great amount of respect and they were really nice and congratulated us on our catch, so always do immigration and customs!!! ...well anyways, that Saturday night we missed the mutton bite again, if we would of gotten to the spot 2 hours earlier we would caught a couple because people were reporting that the bite had turned off and we werent going to fish to whole night again, so we went to Sea Crest to dock and clean our fish and have dinner, when we get to the dock we met up with a boat that asked if I had rum or beer and that he wanted to trade on of his muttons for it, so I checked and found there was still 1/4 of the rum bottle left and we traded a 10-12 lb mutton snapper for my left over rum :thumbsup , on SUnday morning tried again fishing for a couple hours and it was really slow so we picked up and headed home to fillet all the fish and clean the boat. I saw boats loaded with their limit of HUGE muttons, they are out there......

The full video will come soon heres a preview click on this picture below to see short video....
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Here is the bahamas patrolIMAG0999.jpg
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How they checked my gun and ammo very thoroughly
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BIG BOY FISHING TEAM
MIAMI, FL

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  • dpdashdpdash Posts: 5,347 Admiral
    Nice YEs
  • Frosty1Frosty1 Posts: 76 Greenhorn
    Awesome Catch, Weather looks great. I'll be there next week (Wednesday). Bringing the gun back to Florida anything special you need to do?
  • PaulBoatPaulBoat Posts: 4,389 Officer
    Nicely done!
  • ultraplayer26ultraplayer26 Posts: 814 Officer
    you guys did some work over there..congrats.:wink
  • A-Salt WeaponA-Salt Weapon Posts: 1 Greenhorn
    Solid work guys!! were you under the scaled weight when they pulled you over? I've been hearing reports that they have been boarding boats lately.
  • dolfanjoeydolfanjoey Posts: 1,121 Officer
    Nice job
  • capciofficapcioffi Posts: 804 Officer
    So which snapper the queen, yellow eye, or mutton tastes the best?
  • BocaBocaBocaBoca Posts: 606 Officer
    Great post and info. Thanks.
  • DAHOGKILLADAHOGKILLA Posts: 291 Deckhand
    Thanks for all the compliments everyone!!!....Yea we did put in alot of work and it produced nice fishing results...

    Capcioffi...the best tasting snapper was the yelloweyes, the queens are like wahoo when you cook them they get dry, but the best tasting fish from the trip is the mystic grouper, nothing can compare to its texture and flavor.

    Oh and I forgot to mention that they were also boarding boats on the marina mainly by Bluewater fuel.

    Can't wait to go back!!!
    BIG BOY FISHING TEAM
    MIAMI, FL
  • GreenngoldfeverGreenngoldfever Posts: 194 Officer
    Awesome trip man! Love the Vacuum Seal! I do the same thing with my labeling, haha!
  • Big_BoyBig_Boy Posts: 48 Deckhand
    capcioffi wrote: »
    So which snapper the queen, yellow eye, or mutton tastes the best?
    There's nothing like a fresh fried yellow eye snapper with fries n a cold beer. :hail. :hail.

    On another note the coast guard,"marines", were everywhere. They also have a blue inboard Nor-tech. So make sure you have everything done correctly if not be ready to make an unwanted stop at Nassau. Tight lines.:fishing.
    Big Boy Fishing Team
    Miami, FL
  • JohnnyBlackJohnnyBlack Posts: 352 Officer
    Nice job fellas. Good eats, the YE's are good, but then again it's hard to argue with the thicker fillets of the Queenies, but also Mutton is awesome and hard to beat...
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  • miami muttonmiami mutton Posts: 1,082 Officer
    Very nice catch my friend.One day we will get together in a trip.Tight lines
  • paspas Posts: 84 Deckhand
    nice job on the fishing and filleting!
  • JDO10JDO10 Posts: 20 Greenhorn
    You should pay a little more attention to the tide......
  • Bite N HoldBite N Hold Posts: 1,328 Officer
    Very nice!!!! Those don't look like the go fast boats I hear that they have.
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