Went out Saturday on the Orlando Princess as a friend had bought 4 half day Groupon trips that were expiring. We had a great time and the staff was really on their game. We reserved spots 1-4 on the back and settled in. We immediately talked to one of the deck hands and "took care of him early" since I saw that they had brought pinfish on board in the livewell. We made 4 stops in total and caught a huge trigger at the first spot on the first drop. We then proceeded to catch the almost extinct ARS and then another and another and I think I saw 6 or so come in over the rail at 15lbs+ and then another dozen or so smaller ones (3 - 5 lbs). There was one real nice grouper caught that won the pool at 22.5 lbs. The crew was great and gave me 2 of the pinfish to use which I got hammered on and lost the first bite and then hooked up with a 19.5 ARS at the last spot (Thanks guys!). There were a couple cobia caught but just shy of keeper size and also there were 6 flounder that made their way over the rail. All in all a great day and nice to go out and catch fish and not have to clean the boat afterward or be exhausted from waking up at 4:00am or spending $100s in gas.
It was weird to see so many fish caught and then to only have 6 flounders, my trigger and a bonita hanging from the hooks when they day was over, but it is what it is.