Opening day out of Venice

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    Opening day out of Venice

    I was waiting for one of the guys who made it out with Joe Miller to post something, until then, I got this message from one of the guys: " All in all it was good. Joe did his usual and put us on the fish. We limited out on the grouper and caught a bunch of nice mangrove's and lane's. I hooked and fought about a 5 - 6 foot spinner shark off the back on a free line that jumped twice completely out of the water before breaking me off about 3 min later. . Saw some barracuda and caught 3 bonita as well. Almost got into a storm of fish hitting top that Joe was very excited about but we were anchored and someone was fighting a big aj at the time so we couldnt leave to go over to them.

    Here is a pic of the fish. The mangroves and lanes had already been cleaned."



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    Nice catches man! I'm going out friday out of new pass.

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    Dang it man! Now the secret is out.. Oh well.. Now I have to get up extra early to get a good seat.

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    That is a very impressive looking catch!

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    I must say that this trip was a blast. Sorry for the delay. Joe is a great guy and fishermen. We caught Bonita's mangos gags rgs scamps ajs sharks and everything else imaginable. We fished from 110-140 catching the huge reds in the 120 range. Great day!!! Limits on rg


















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    Great catch
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    Wow, that is a pile of fillets!!! Wish I coulda been there instead of having to rush home ( my son in law got crushed by a truck that rolled over him, incredibly he is back home and making a full recovery!!)

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    It makes me feel great to finally see a cooler full of fish we can keep. I can't wait until they open snapper and gags, going to put the hammer down, and let the boat sit a little lower in the water at days end.

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    Damn nice fish also that water looks rely nice!

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    Great fish! I'm assuming those bonitos were for bait, 'cause those things are NASTY.
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