Caught 3 gaffers today

AlwaysforwardAlwaysforward Posts: 1,502 Captain
edited February 2 in General Fishing #1

We headed offshore this morning around 7:00am. My buddy John let me captain his boat today.

We hit the NE bait spot with nothing going on there. Headed on down to Bull Shark with more of the same. Ran out to Shrimpers and pulled up 8 greenies in short order.

We headed do east to Push Button Hill and made a drift with no luck. Decided to run an gun for some fins. Headed Southeast from the Hill out to 800ft were we spotted what we thought was some buoys. We rigged up a couple of baits and as we pulled up to it we found out it was just a bundle of about 9 balloons.

Being that the baits were on we decided to let them drift. Within minutes Johns line started to take off. Large cow skying out of the water and fish is on. We see a large bull skying out as well but my line was slack so I didn't think it was on my line. He skys out of the water again and I see my line. Double header. First time I have ever caught anything off Mylar balloons.

John spots a third gaffer so we opted to get his fish in first. One in the box and bull still running around. John tosses in another bait and quickly hooks up another gaffer. My fish wanted nothing to do with the boat. Anytime I got him close he made another run. We worked together and got the 2nd fish in the box.

After about a 30 minute fight we finally landed the bull.

Decided to head in and call it a day. Back at Johns dock around noontime.

Thanks again John for an awesome day on the water. First time I have fished since 2016...




  • GarysmoGarysmo Posts: 115 Deckhand

    Great that is how to spend a day. I'm sure you guys are having a nice Mahi dinner tonight.

  • SloughSlough S.w. Ga./ St. JamesPosts: 3,194 Captain

    Great report, greater pictures! B)

  • SaltygatorvetSaltygatorvet TallahasseePosts: 1,747 Captain

    Great work

    You should have been here yesterday
  • farside88farside88 Posts: 451 Deckhand

    Awesome Report. Sounds like a great day on the water.

  • hatcityhatcity Posts: 2,840 Captain

    welcome back!!
    nice day out there from pics

    I was not born stupid, just had lots of practice
  • bmoodybmoody Posts: 847 Officer

    Glad you're back on the water

  • ShoelessShoeless Posts: 2,064 Captain

    Nicely done Jeff, glad to see ya on the water again, and a solid catch at that!!!

  • BarrellBarrell Posts: 934 Officer

    Nice, How deep and how warm was water?

  • nowinchattnowinchatt Posts: 43 Greenhorn

    Nice. Why is it the cows always eat first?

  • msk99msk99 Posts: 205 Deckhand

    Wowzers.....what a day and those are great dolphin!

  • AlwaysforwardAlwaysforward Posts: 1,502 Captain

    Caught in 800ft southeast of the St. Lucie Inlet. The water temp was 75 degrees. The current was slow for out there at just 3 knots.


  • Plastered2850Plastered2850 Posts: 1,181 Officer

    Way to go nice catch.

  • Dominic74Dominic74 Posts: 727 Officer

    May never blow by a bunch of balloons again :smile: Great Catch!!

  • LET'S GOLET'S GO Posts: 2,040 Captain

    Jeff good to see back on the water and on the fish!


    baf44a4e-6651-4a38-8a03-7b1c3b6bd22b_zpse5ca0565.jpg L.G. LIFE IS GOOD ON THE "LET'S GO!"
  • twelch2408twelch2408 Hollywood, FLPosts: 167 Deckhand

    Great job guys

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