Knowing is better than guessing but luck always helps!
I have only seen one that large once. It was in the Keys on debris and I couldn't get a bait to it for all the dolphin and triggers. When I would get close enough to catch it (and keep the other fish off), it would swim off... It was a frustrating day..
Needless to say, Awesome Job!
There have been some big ones around. A buddy got one 15 pounds, Ill see if he can send me the picture....Ive noticed in our area the red buoys shaped as footballs are most productive
There you go another itch i have to scratch..All these years never tried for them??