What a fantastic Father"s Day with my son! My boy doesn't really care about fishing. He just wanted to do something with me, and that was the best gift a dad can get.
It doesn't matter if you travel across the country, or just a couple miles, like me; a trip on the famous Yankee Captain is always exciting! I had been recently so I was able to pack more instinctively, yet I double checked the website and my personal list, just to make sure. The only thing I was short on, was weight. I got bit off a couple times, so I had to buy some off the other customers, who were so cool. My favorite part of these trips is meeting all the new people who are as devoted to fishing as me. I think I met my match this time...Joe. He was as intense as I have seen. Super nice guy with boundless energy and knowledge. Unfortunately, an injury that occurred before the trip slowed him down. Alex was the high hook and pool winner, with a bunch of tuna and a 59 pound Warsaw. Dudley got a giant queen snapper, almost 30 pounds. I finally got my wahoo, a 24 pounder. There was also a really unusual catch, a coronet fish.
Patience pays. The first day was slow. The night bite was on and off. The second afternoon was on fire! The weather was fantastic! You have to put in your time at the rail! Just a note: follow the instructions on the website exactly, and you will be way ahead of the curve. I get the desire to do something different, but every time someone does, me included, it results in tangles. Considering it takes over a minute just to drop to the bottom and significantly more to reel up, you don't want to waste a lot of time. You also need to pay attention to your line, making sure it is not drifting off, and feeling for bottom and bites. I hope everyone enjoys the pictures. Come take a trip on the Yankee Captain!
Thanks for the report.
By the way I'm the guy who caught the weird fish and one of the mates has a picture of biggest yellow edge grouper.
Follow the Pulley Ridge Lite instructions for the night fishing rig. Fresh bait is a simple and rigging advantage for the night bite or tortugas trip.
Getting the feel for the bottom and bites, as well as hooking and fighting the fish is an angler skill that can be learned and developed if you are willing to listen and then focus, rather than being asleep at the rail. Putting in your time at the rail significantly increases your chances.
I've posted it three places including Facebook and have not an answer (other than a few jokes). No idea. Weird thing is it didn't embolize either.
It looks like its in the hamlet family, that's about all I can gather from the photo.
Looks like a type of juvenile Barred Hamlet or other type of Hamlet