7/29 FPI 35lb KING, COBIA, PHIN, VERMILLION AND RED SNAPPER, MIXED BAG

Cleared the inlet to some beautiful seas. Dave the bait guy had sold out of live bait, said he sold 450 baits ($450) to one guy going across! So we pushed to 10a to get some livies. Really no luck but hornbellys, so off we went. Started trolling and got a little dolphin in 80 foot. Troll was slow, but we didn't give much effort either.

Around 10am, we anchored up at NE grounds and set up bottom fishing. Got a keeper vermillion and threw back 3 red snapper. Had some sharks mixed in. After constantly chumming and cutting up sardines, I see some BIG fish right behind the boat! Theres a 35+lb king, 40+ lb king, and a cobia all swimming right by the motor!!!! We keep them interested and the 35 lb king nails a half sardine. After a strong fight I sink the gaff into him. Was my buddies biggest king to date! Back to work, the cobia was being finicky. FInally got him to take, not a monster, but he was a keeper! My favorite fish to eat too I was so excited. Now we still have this other monster king swimming behind the boat. He started to wise up and was eating the chum but wouldn't hit my bait. Tried shortening the wire trace but he wanted nothing to do with it. No lie, this 40 lb king was swimming by our boat for at least 30 minutes! So cool....Had a blast with good friends and got some good eats. And ocean was a lake all day. Not a bad way to spend a MONDAY!

Final Tally:
1 35lb king
1 Keeper cobe
1 small phin
1 keeper vermillion
3 red snapper (released healthy)
3 sharks

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21' Grady White with 150hp Yamaha 4 stroke "Pensacola"
12' Carolina Skiff with 6hp Yamaha 4 stroke "Gaht 'Em II"

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  • FISHHUNTRFISHHUNTR Posts: 1,282 Officer
    Best report I've seen in some time, you were really on the fish...Congrats
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  • Fi$h2nguyenFi$h2nguyen Posts: 7,782 Moderator
    Agreed. Best mixed bag in a while... Congrats.

    How far is the NE grounds from FPI?
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  • B.WilmotB.Wilmot Posts: 204 Officer
    Fished those same grounds sat with just a few small snapper to show. Day late and a dollar short. Great job guys !!!!!!!

    Catchem up!!!!!
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  • PortFiercePortFierce Posts: 127 Officer
    very nice, good job
  • hookandsalmonladderhookandsalmonladder Posts: 12 Greenhorn
    Nice report!!!

    That is promising for me since I am making my first trip to Ft. Pierce in a couple of weeks.

    About how many miles out is 80 ft deep from the inlet?
  • LastMangoLastMango Posts: 4,574 Officer
    Man, now THAT is a great day there......... Congrats on such a good variety, well, minus the sharks, pesty bastards! LOL
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  • summer dazesummer daze Posts: 883 Officer
    Nice eats and some good fish dip too !! Stinks that the bait is almost nonexistent this time of year !!
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  • poolmanpoolman Posts: 69 Greenhorn
    Agreed. Best mixed bag in a while... Congrats.

    How far is the NE grounds from FPI?

    About 12.5 miles to the NE
  • roweryborowerybo Posts: 2,091 Officer
    sounds like an exciting day
  • livebayterlivebayter Posts: 17 Greenhorn
    sounds like an excellent day congrats
  • BarrellBarrell Posts: 1,157 Officer
    8to10 the NE grounds are a little further to the North
    Nice report!!!

    That is promising for me since I am making my first trip to Ft. Pierce in a couple of weeks.

    About how many miles out is 80 ft deep from the inlet?
  • e-moneye-money Posts: 4,258 Captain
    That is a great day, solid work team!
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  • Machine HeadMachine Head Posts: 2,634 Officer
    Nice sounds like a great time king's are usually boat shy. We got a Cobe like that. Last week.
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  • Capt.NoBaitCapt.NoBait Posts: 253 Deckhand
    Thanks for the report.cant wait til the red snapper open
  • Derek ArsuaDerek Arsua Posts: 2,474 Officer
    Keep a spear gun handy and ease In off the front of the boat and nail him next time but go for a head or gill shot or you will probably lose your gun unless it has a reel or float line attached


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  • PensacolaPensacola Posts: 135 Deckhand
    Thanks guys! Yea I have never seen kingfish schooled up behind a boat like that, throwing the sardines out to them was literally like feeding fish in a fish tank, it was crazy.
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  • swordawetswordawet 337 miles WNW of GTCPosts: 626 Officer
    Pensacola wrote: »
    Thanks guys! Yea I have never seen kingfish schooled up behind a boat like that, throwing the sardines out to them was literally like feeding fish in a fish tank, it was crazy.
    Yeah ...sight fishing to the big ones is definitely exciting. Congrats great report
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  • skeeterskeeter Posts: 80 Deckhand
    nice report! is that a 222 gw you're operating captain?
    Fishing is such great fun, I have often felt, that it really ought to be done in bed.
  • RockNReelerWifeyRockNReelerWifey Posts: 28 Greenhorn
    I got all excited until I saw where you were fishing... Looks like NE Grounds is out of Sebastian. Is that right?
    Sebastian Inlet
    R10 Buoy, also the Northeast Grounds (27' 44.30' / 80' 10.40')
  • PensacolaPensacola Posts: 135 Deckhand
    skeeter wrote: »
    nice report! is that a 222 gw you're operating captain?

    It's a 209 GW Escape
    21' Grady White with 150hp Yamaha 4 stroke "Pensacola"
    12' Carolina Skiff with 6hp Yamaha 4 stroke "Gaht 'Em II"

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  • PensacolaPensacola Posts: 135 Deckhand
    I got all excited until I saw where you were fishing... Looks like NE Grounds is out of Sebastian. Is that right?
    Sebastian Inlet
    R10 Buoy, also the Northeast Grounds (27' 44.30' / 80' 10.40')

    The northeast grounds are basically due east of vero. U can go out of fort pierce or Sebastian to get there. You will know when you are there, always tons of boats anchored and u will see capt lew or lady Stuart party boats there as well
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    12' Carolina Skiff with 6hp Yamaha 4 stroke "Gaht 'Em II"

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