Pompano Beach 9/3/15
Went to get gogs at Aces and they did not have any:( ... so I decided to catch my own bait. Left 12th st in Pompano Bch around 645. Caught blue runners for bait and started fishing the runners around 745. Had a huge Barracuda first thing in the morning on a big runner, then it became reel slow on bait. Dragged runners around all day for only one other small cuda. Current was South, but not too strong.. around 1.5kts in 200ft of water. Weeds were almost nonexistent -- It was nice not to have to check the bait so frequently for weeds. Boats on the outside were reporting limits of gaffer mahi 10 miles out on a huge weedline... too bad that's just a little too far out of range:( Small Amico's bit well on the vertical jigs, one drop caught 2 jacks on one jig. Total catch for the day included 10 Almicos, 2 cudas, a bonita and a yellowtail snapper taken in 200ft of water on the vertical jig. I kept the snapper and released everything else to fight again another day. Some of the Almacos had scare marks on them from when other's had caught and released them. Weather was excellent and it was a nice day on the water.