Snapper, Grouper, and a few Hogs
Took out the dusky for it's 2nd fishing tripo since being completed. Had an old Navy friend comeover from Lakeland to fish with us and also brought along two of the guides that I have come to know since working at O'Neill's, Capt. Lee Blick and Capt. Craig Weaver. set out about 0800 and headed west. Got out to a snapper spot that has been good to us for the last few trips. Fishing was slow to start but picked up as we moved around the area to find the fish. Capt. Lee boated his 1st ever hook and line hogfish and then so did Capt. Craig. Tim saved the best for last and landed the biggest snapper of the trip just a half an hour before we left for the marina. Overall, 27 Mangos, 2 Hogfish, numerous grunts, scamps, red groupers, big gags, Banded Rudder Fish, and a monster Porgy were caught and some released. The Hogs ate shrimp as well as some of the Mangos. The Mangos also took a liking to pinfish and sardines.