SI Offshore 2/25: Plan B

Cobia sight fishing conditions were poor so we decided to work some bottom spots. We got on one spot that was loaded with big trigger. They showed nicely on the Furuno elevated above the reef. It was sweet hooking them on a 2oz jig with strip. Popping this on the bottom was fun and more productive than a typical trigger rig. But, when my fancy jigging rod double over, I said “that’s no trigger boys”. I’d work her up a few pumps then she’d tear the 30# braid right back off. We got her in after a long game of tug-o-war. When released, she initially went belly up, so we untied the anchor and retrieved/vented her. This time she swam down nicely. I hope someday we’ll be able to enjoy a nice red snapper dinner with our family. This trip we'll have to be satisified with screaming drag, fried trigger fish and good times with friends.
Capt. Randy Lang
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  • samrhsamrh Little HollywoodPosts: 33 Greenhorn
    Nice catch. Looks like a fun day one the water.
  • AOKRVsAOKRVs Posts: 1,948 Captain
    Great report and pics Randy - you always put fish in the box
    Thats a big ARS and trigger - sounds like a fun day of catching
    those triggers are great eats :hungry
    was that a penn 4000 you caught them on
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  • KeystrokeKeystroke Posts: 91 Deckhand
    AOKRVs wrote: »
    Great report and pics Randy - you always put fish in the box
    Thats a big ARS and trigger - sounds like a fun day of catching
    those triggers are great eats :hungry
    was that a penn 4000 you caught them on

    Penn 5500 with a star stellar-lite jigging rod. With that 30# braid i can twitch my rist and pop that jig off the bottom in 90 feet. Fun way to fish cause you feel everything and can set the hook instantly.
    Capt. Randy Lang
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    Inshore and Offshore Charters from Sebastian
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  • AOKRVsAOKRVs Posts: 1,948 Captain
    Good info - I am just getting started on the bottom fishing
    makes a good plan b when nothing on the troll or sight
    what type of leader did you use
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  • Final PointFinal Point Posts: 459 Deckhand
    Good day of fishing Randy. I wish I could have gone with you.
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  • dble-downdble-down Posts: 518 Officer
    That's a fat trigger for sure, ugly sucker. Is that fish good eating? Nice RS on light tackle also.
  • RiverdogRiverdog Posts: 55 Deckhand
    Good catching.
  • AOKRVsAOKRVs Posts: 1,948 Captain
    dble-down wrote: »
    That's a fat trigger for sure, ugly sucker. Is that fish good eating? Nice RS on light tackle also.

    triggers are a great - if you like a fish that taste like lobster
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  • Fish KillerFish Killer Posts: 19 Greenhorn
    Saweeeeeet!
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