Off Shore Homosassa with Doc 4/4/2012

BillyBilly HomosassaPosts: 2,609 Captain
Doc and I spent yesterday out in 45 foot of water looking for those keeper reds.

Great day on the water, and as he mentioned in another post, you could see the bottom the water was so clear. The gumbo was gone. Wave action picked up in the afternoon but not as bad as it has been lately.

We caught some really nice gags, lots of big ole grunts, probably close to a hundred grouper total, and kept four reds to eat. There were some big ones that gave us fits...Doc said he is going to bring the heavy arsenal out the next trip. Based on the size, of a few of the gags we did catch, we both felt the ones we couldn't turn were gags.

Doc did have a king spool him and then managed to get another one in after five majors runs. It was 50 inches long and probably weighed maybe 30 pounds. A nice fish. Since it's so hard on the kings we decided to not fish for them anymore as we weren't going to keep another one. If I can remember to get the picture off the camera I'll edit the post by adding the picture. Thanks again Lee...as always it was a blast.

Bill
"And the ocean is howling for the things that might have been..."

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  • Ruff OneRuff One HomosassaPosts: 1,768 Captain
    Nice offshore trip. Yes, let's see those pics!!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • RedbonzRedbonz Posts: 4,510 Captain
    Great fishing.....:thumbsup
    If it don't fit force it. If it breaks it needed replace anyways. :banghead
  • angler18angler18 Posts: 2,035 Officer
    sounds like another fun trip to the rocks guys!
  • BillyBilly HomosassaPosts: 2,609 Captain
    angler18 wrote: »
    sounds like another fun trip to the rocks guys!

    Yes it was Joe.

    Doc only gave me crap about...half the time. :)





    Bill
    "And the ocean is howling for the things that might have been..."
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,057 Moderator
    Nice king. Bet that one spun the spool.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • troutman57troutman57 Posts: 3,691 Officer
    Nice King lee.....You could make lots of thermometers with that baby:wink
    This place Rocks if yer a crabber
  • Doc StressorDoc Stressor Homosassa, FLPosts: 2,053 Captain
    That's why they're silver.

    I keep one in the spring and other in the fall and give a lot away to old people who don't matter.:grin

    Let's go fishing again after my hair stops falling out.:rolleyes
  • ripnlipsripnlips Posts: 2,535 Captain
    Smells like smoked kingfish dip. Great report Lee & Billy.
  • PONCEPONCE Posts: 5,943 Officer
    Atta boy Billy- post those dang pics up mang
  • gbaswolfgbaswolf Posts: 268 Officer
    Awesome fish guys
    Tight lines!:fishing
  • Ruff OneRuff One HomosassaPosts: 1,768 Captain
    He was so long, you couldn't even get The Dr in the Pic!!! Nice job!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • BillyBilly HomosassaPosts: 2,609 Captain
    Ruff One wrote: »
    He was so long, you couldn't even get The Dr in the Pic!!! Nice job!

    It would have been cool to keep catching them but Doc says it takes too much out of them and a lot die. Course he wouldn't have gotten it in without his "assistant" untangling it from the anchor line and the perfect gaff job. :) It makes, I believe, three that I've gaffed for him since last year.

    Bill
    "And the ocean is howling for the things that might have been..."
  • huntentailshuntentails Posts: 1,694 Captain
    Very Nice Trip Indeed :thumbsup
    Looks like a Great Day on the water
    off the Big Bend :beer
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  • Ruff OneRuff One HomosassaPosts: 1,768 Captain
    It's nice to have a good "Gaffer" on board. You probably could get on a lot of boats with skills like that. Sounds like the DR. has a permanent spot for you and the gaff on his boat!!!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • cthurowcthurow Withlacoochee to Cedar KeyPosts: 499 Deckhand
    NIce trips but the pics are kinda hard to see?
  • Doc StressorDoc Stressor Homosassa, FLPosts: 2,053 Captain
    That's it. I'm bringing Kyle next time. He's a better photographer.

    Sorry Billy.:wink
  • troutman57troutman57 Posts: 3,691 Officer
    Yes but Billy is a WAY better target!
    This place Rocks if yer a crabber
  • Doc StressorDoc Stressor Homosassa, FLPosts: 2,053 Captain
    Not really.

    You're just more of a challenge.:grin
  • BillyBilly HomosassaPosts: 2,609 Captain
    Not really.

    You're just more of a challenge.:grin

    Thanks for the support Lee. :wink

    Bill
    "And the ocean is howling for the things that might have been..."
  • Doc StressorDoc Stressor Homosassa, FLPosts: 2,053 Captain
    It's a lot more relaxing fishing with you :crossedBill.
  • BigjonBigjon Posts: 58 Deckhand
    Nice king, that's one for the smoker.

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