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    Venice Offshore - 20161229 - Blackfin, Gags and More....

    On board was my wife Janice, Peter from Germany, and some of the regular crew, Rich, Bill and Brian.

    It was a great day to be on the water, calm, sunny everything that one could wish for after the recent windy spell. Left at about 07:00, the water was calm so it was easy to see the schools of cigar minnows. Caught enough for the trip in about 1/2 hour then it was off to the first stop in 125 FOW.

    Overall it was a great trip with a large blackfin about 30lbs, a 32" gag grouper, lots of mangroves up to about 6lbs, red grouper to about 30", and lane snapper.

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    Awesome trip! Wish i couldve made it.

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    Pretty work Nigel! How deep were you when you found the cigar minnows? Thread fins and large sardines were still available in 27 ft. On Thursday.
    Gabe Kovacs

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    Hi Gabe:

    As it was so calm, I was surface fishing so I am not sure, probably about 35 -40 feet. Great quality bait.
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