Well the last time my buddy and I were going to go hunting, we had some problems! Lucky this trip was "hiccup" free. Left San Pablo area around 7...hit the inlet by 8. HUGE Torpedo Pogey just S of the inlet. Loaded up and went offshore. Went to our grouper honeyhole near 9 mile. Doubled up Grouper/ARS within 5 minutes. Had some GoPro malfunctions so didn't get a pick! Hope they open up the Reds again! Slowed up a bit while we tried to anchor. Had the first cobia swim right up to the boat...after a few croaker/pinfish rejections, swallowed Wes' Pogey up in a heartbeat. 35 inches! Had a hard time dealing with Dive boats for spots! I guess they have the right to pull up next to you during your drift and dump a diver???
Ran out to 15 miles and caught another on a wreck. Headed inshore to try and sightfish....NADA. Plenty of Pogey pods and Bluefish! Glad we caught some meat before coming to the beach! Seas were a bit sloppy! Not the best sighting weather! Judging by some other reports, Sounds like we did alright. Some of the files are too large....these few made it!
I am a diver and twice in my life I had a captain do that. I told each one that was BS and never dove with them again and told everyone I could not to go with them. But to be fair that tactic is not just dive boats. I've had H&L guys pull up within casting distance to us with divers about to surface. If you think manatees don't like to be hit with spinning props I am here to tell you people aren't real fond of it either. Good job catching some nice fish.