SLI 9/28 Slammer Fin's
Today I was fishing with one of my Coworkers Jonathan Rissman from St Augustine. Jonathan has never caught a Mahi and doesn't get a chance to fish much (pretty green to say the least). We started off looking for Mullet and first throw of the net we pulled in a 2' shark. :willy-nilly Thank god net didn't get destroyed. From there two more throws and I loaded up on perfect size mullet. Heading out you at the break of dawn there was an out going tide and big swells. No problem getting out of the inlet. We ran straight out and came across a small patch of weeds in 1200' and caught one fin instantly on a live mullet. We stayed around the weed patch for another 30 minutes with no luck. So we headed east in search of a rip or weeds and came across a cooler lid. It didn't look like anything was on it, so we threw a weighted mullet under it and counted to 10. Both of us came tight on fins and got them in the boat. We also caught one triple tail on a live mullet. The bite went dead so we started heading East in search of a rip or weeds. At 1650' we came across a rip with weeds and a temp break. I put out the minnkota trolling motor down and we started slow trolling live mullet. We had two on the surface and one down deep . In short order we had three on and three into the boat. At the end of the day we caught 19-20 fin's, two of them were slammers and one triple tail. We kept 8 for dinner, all of them were keepers. Most of them in the 5-8LB range. When I plugged in the inlet to head in we were 27.2 miles out.