BIGGEST GROUPER EVER?
Beautiful day to head out for grouper until I looked up and saw the nearly full moon at about 8:30 this morning. Huge high tide filled the back yard. What the heck, they still have to eat! Picked up pinfish from Bonnie and made it to the first stop. Some other boat beat me to it so started trolling. Fifty feet and grass brought the lures to the surface. Try again, and again and again. Place is covered in grass. Headed to the next spot and the grass wasn't too bad. Several circles around and through the "hot spot" and the starboard rod goes off. HUGE FISH! COULD BARELY GET ANY LINE BACK. BIGGEST GROUPER EVER, or so I thought. Finally got it to the surface close enough to see and it was truly HUGE! Just not a grouper, but a turtle! Got it to the boat and tried to retrieve my lure but lost it and the turtle/grouper swam away. Toughest ten or fifteen minute fight this old guy has had in years. Finally caught a puffer on a pinfish and a lizardfish on my famous jig. Got home and laid some sod in a bald spot in the front yard!Haven't we all had days like this? After all, this is a fishing report, not necessarily a fish CATCHING report!! Beats working!
SO WHEN IS THIS "OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER" SUPPOSED TO KICK IN?