Islamorada More deep dropping 1-22-15

The fishing down here in Islamorada has been excellent lately, we're catching a wide variety of stuff, but the deep dropping for various snapper, grouper and tilefish has been exceptionally good. We had another excellent day yesterday. After loading the livewells with cigar minnows and ballyhoo we started the day with a wide open bite of kingfish in the 8 to 15 pound range. The kings made for some fast action and after catching our limit of them on cigar minnows just offshore of the reef we headed offshore and spent the rest of bottom dropping in depths from 400 to 800 feet deep. We wound up with an excellent catch of yellow eye snapper, vermillion snapper, queen snapper, tile fish, and a couple of beautiful yellow edge grouper up to 30#.
Here are some deep drop pics from this past week
Capt. Bruce Andersen
Captain Easy Charters
34 Crusader
http://www.captaineasycharters.com/
Easy Does It Fishing Charters
Conch 27
https://easydoesitfishing.com/
305-360-2120
Smugglers Marine
Islamorada Florida
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Replies

  • SnaphappySnaphappy Posts: 1,405 Officer
    Nice fish man. Good size on those yellow eyes!
  • XafXaf Posts: 1,007 Officer
    Nice. Are there a few queen snapper in the pictures?
  • Captain EasyCaptain Easy Posts: 149 Deckhand
    Thanks guys. Yes, Bob there are a few queens in the pictures. We actually caught some really nice queens last week, but I never got pictures. We where in too much of a hurry to get the baits back down and I forgot to take pictures on the way in.
    Capt. Bruce Andersen
    Captain Easy Charters
    34 Crusader
    http://www.captaineasycharters.com/
    Easy Does It Fishing Charters
    Conch 27
    https://easydoesitfishing.com/
    305-360-2120
    Smugglers Marine
    Islamorada Florida
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • dpdashdpdash Posts: 5,359 Admiral
    Outstanding!
  • conchydongconchydong Pompano BeachPosts: 4,121 Captain
    Those Yelloweyes are studs! Great job.

    “Everyone behaves badly--given the chance.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway

  • Mellow YellowMellow Yellow Posts: 112 Officer
    its nice to see nice yellow eyes and queens of Islamorada, nicely done!!
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