Brett R, Jerry, and Mark were in town, and wanted to fish the Everglades.
Asked if I was game and my reply was akin to "does a bear...." (last 2 trips we killed it on Wahoos, fins, sails)
Grabbed a few sardines / cigars on way out and buzzed edge for an hour w no bites.
Conditions looked so so w nice rips, but dirty green water, million jelly fish etc.
Had reports today that Water was 2 degrees cooler than week-end, green water out to 240'+.
Current was ripping at 3.6 to 4.0 to the N with a 8-10 knot E/SE breeze.
Not wanting to burn fuel (or time) we decided to switch gears.
Talked to Scott "Time to Fly" and "Surface Tension", they had run out to 1000' and reported weed lines from week-end were now history. Just a few patches and bonitas w small BFT's and Skippies was all.
W that in mind we decided to go to plan B and drift livies while we bottom fish.
(Thank you guys for sharing feed-back and saving us a run & gun)
First bait out Mark got CRUSHED by smoker king on a live dine, but pulled hook.
Cast back out and we are tight, and he caught his first king!
Catch a few summertime bonitas and reset in 110'.
Brett R pulled up a nice mutton 17.5" and he joined King in box.
Next up Jerry went on a tear w guppy rig nailing 4 porgies.
Brett gets smoked on mutton rod as he gets a work call. Jerry steps in and cranks up a 24" FAT mutton in the 9-10lb class.
A few more bonitas, grunts, runners and it is time to call it a 1/2 day.
All in all, tough conditions, but if you are flexible (and willing to work for it) decent results can be obtained.
Thx for reading, here is a few pics and a message from new bird "LBB"
He is sticking his tongue out at you!!!> (lol)