5/16/12 SLI Offshore - Weeds Galore

Florida Sportsman

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
  1. #1
    Moderator Fi$h2nguyen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Too damn far from the salt
    Posts
    5,920

    5/16/12 SLI Offshore - Weeds Galore

    Waited for my cousin (Maky - bigmak561 on the forum) to drop his 22 month old off, and meet me at my house. Got here a little early, and we were on the water a little after 10am. Since sandsprit was closed, we used the ramp just south of Finz/Shrimpers restaurant.

    Got a few baits (threadfin, summer sized sardines and a pinfish) at the NE spot. They were being chased by bonita and we're pretty skiddish. Only ended up with 5 baits in about 30 min.

    Water was beautiful and flat, so we were able to get to 75ft pretty quickly before setting the spread. GPS was set for PBH, but before we could get there, we ran into the Holy Grail of weedlines (there was no current today):

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Fishing 5-16-12 005.jpg 
Views:	637 
Size:	23.7 KB 
ID:	31526

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Fishing 5-16-12 004.jpg 
Views:	634 
Size:	26.7 KB 
ID:	31527

    Changed the East/West troll to North/South and ran on the slick/East side of the weedline. Did 4 passes, but only landed one nice bull on a wire naked hoo. We got hit on every pass, but none stayed on... We decided to drift some live baits at the better sized patches in the line, and this landed another 2 bulls (one on live sardine, one on dead threadfin after running out of livebait) with lots of schoolies that didn't want whole or chunk bait... will try squid next time. Excuse my bottom half, I usually wear pants to hide the boots/long socks

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Fishing 5-16-12 011.jpg 
Views:	630 
Size:	5.7 KB 
ID:	31533

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Fishing 5-16-12 012.jpg 
Views:	626 
Size:	5.8 KB 
ID:	31532

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Fishing 5-16-12 013.jpg 
Views:	632 
Size:	5.8 KB 
ID:	31531

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Fishing 5-16-12 003.jpg 
Views:	646 
Size:	64.2 KB 
ID:	31528

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Fishing 5-16-12 014.jpg 
Views:	635 
Size:	72.2 KB 
ID:	31530

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Fishing 5-16-12 015.jpg 
Views:	640 
Size:	74.7 KB 
ID:	31535

    After we ran out of live bait, the action died out, so made a quick run in and back at home by 3:30. The biggest bull today gave us a nice 4-5 runs every time getting near the boat. 2 fish in the high teens and one pretty close to 20lbs. On the way in, we see a beautiful coast guard boat with quad verado 300s FLYING out of the inlet. Overall, had a nice short day catching up with my cousin.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Fishing 5-16-12 008.jpg 
Views:	639 
Size:	97.0 KB 
ID:	31525

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Fishing 5-16-12 010.jpg 
Views:	636 
Size:	92.1 KB 
ID:	31529
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Fishing 5-16-12 005.jpg  
    Last edited by Fi$h2nguyen; 05-16-2012 at 10:43 PM.

  2. #2
    Senior Member fishknut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Stuart
    Posts
    3,273
    Great report. I guess you're little girl doesnt like dolphin, lol. We'll be out there tomorrow. Hopefully we have the same luck.
    Fail to plan, plan to fail.......

  3. #3
    Senior Member Go Mongo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Palm City
    Posts
    1,935
    Awesome!

  4. #4
    Senior Member robalorog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    492
    wow. love to see pics of weeds like that especially in 75ft. nice job cashing in on them.

  5. #5
    Senior Member PaulBoat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Hypoluxo Island
    Posts
    3,439
    nicely done Long.


    Get the Latest Checked~Out Videos: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_...er=thepaulboat

  6. #6
    Senior Member Vindawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Port St Lucie
    Posts
    772
    Nice work....

  7. #7
    Senior Member fishslayer12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Stuart/Fort Pierce
    Posts
    278
    I am hitting FPI tomorrow,hope those mats have drifted my way
    If the fish aren't bitin', I jump in and shoot them....
    www.Gilmore-Chiro.com
    Fort Pierce's Hometown Chiropractors' ! Dr. Gilmore & Dr. Schoch....We've got your back !

  8. #8
    Senior Member Captain Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    4572 miles ESE of Dutch Harbor
    Posts
    2,422
    Good job Long. That's a good lookin' cooler you have in the background.
    Your Southeast Florida Real Estate Resource !

    www.HomesOfTreasureCoast.com

    www.WaterfrontHomesOfFlorida.com

  9. #9
    Senior Member snookcook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Stuart, FL
    Posts
    187
    Nice!
    Capt. Jeremy Neff

    Boat & Yacht Broker

    772.924.5806
    jeremyn@popyachts.com

    http://www.popyachts.com/Page/Site-S...Neff/Page.html

    Mandalay Island Charters - Jensen Beach/Stuart Inshore Fishing

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Manda...304?ref=stream

    www.GoFishStuart.com


  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Stuart, FL
    Posts
    114
    Nice catch!

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •