1-27 Off Cudjoe - a Deep drop triple header for a first timer

Dave came out to try deep dropping on the urbanRenewal with Bugsy and I . First off we set up some trolling gear and started working our way out. It was a nice boat ride but we didn't have any action trolling. Lots of scattered weeds at about 400 feet made trolling a PITA so we pulled in the trolling gear and headed out deep.

We set up and found we had a good drift. It was a little bouncy but manageable. On the second drift we hooked up. Dave got some instruction on what to do and went to work bringing up the fish.

First Tilefish!
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One or two drifts later the rod bangs hard and Dave goes back to work.

Snowy!
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Things slowed down a little so I let a drift continue a little further into bottom I hadn't explored. We watched something peck away, then give a good pull. Dave was ready with a few turns of the handle and it was fish on. He went back to work.

Rosefish!
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A couple more drifts, two more Tiles and it was time to go back to the dock.

On his first try Dave scored a triple header for deep drop fish. Outstanding!
Capt. Tom Urban, "urbanRenewal", Cudjoe Key, FL www.LooeKeyReefAdventures.com

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