Rare Catch - 9-15-2012

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    Rare Catch - 9-15-2012

    I Love fishing in South Florida, because on any given day you never know what you are going to catch. With not much current we headed to some numbers between 200-225 out of Port Everglades and caught 2 yellow-eyes and a giant porgy on squid and pilchards.

    I have seen yellow-eyes caught deep dropping in the Bahamas, but never on rod and reel and never off of South Florida. Either way, we were stoked to catch a new fish on the boat on an otherwise slow day. Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice catch those are some nice yellow eyes.

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    Nice yelloweyes! I've got them here many times but those are nice sized. Feel free to IM me the exact coordinates.

    What kind of rig did you get them on leader or chicken rig?

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    Nice job on some great eating fish. The Yelloweyes are not as uncommon here as one may think. The problem is they are often mixed in with the Vermilions and its hard to get past the Verm bite to catch them.
    There are also some local spots where the Blackfin Snappers show up certain times of the year.

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    We caught them on a leader rig....I seemed to have forgotten the coordinates, short term memory loss brought on by booze, sorry man..haha

    Quote Originally Posted by copout@castaways View Post
    Nice yelloweyes! I've got them here many times but those are nice sized. Feel free to IM me the exact coordinates.

    What kind of rig did you get them on leader or chicken rig?

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    Nice fat yellows...

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    Great catch and some fine eatin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ufhalbert View Post
    We caught them on a leader rig....I seemed to have forgotten the coordinates, short term memory loss brought on by booze, sorry man..haha
    Great fish....funny how that memory loss comes and goes....usually vodka, rum and/or tequila, not necessarily in that order.

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    Wow, that porgy is huge, MIT be some kind of state record, those YEs are pretty nice too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpdash View Post
    Wow, that porgy is huge, MIT be some kind of state record, those YEs are pretty nice too!
    No state record there as I've personally caught some HUGE porgies like that but that's definitely a cool catch and awesome yellows!

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