Great way to spend a holiday weekend. The weather and fishing were both great. No problem with the current or tangles this trip. There was a wide variety of fish caught. As Greg says, everyone caught dinner. I caught 3 nice queen snapper, a big yellow eye snapper, a fire truck (big red grouper), a dozen or more snowy grouper, and 15 - 20 tile fish. The bite was pretty steady throughout the day but was a little slow at night. I caught the red grouper on a buck tail jig as soon as we started the night drift. After that I went inside to my bunk to cool off and get some sleep. I woke up about 2 hours before sunrise and made the mistake of going back to my bunk and slept through the sunrise bite. There were a bunch of black fin tuna caught throughout the night and a some mutton during the sunrise bite.
Greg & crew did their usual great job, making the trip that much more enjoyable. :thumbsup:applause
We got back early enough that I thought I would miss the holiday traffic out of the Keys. Which I did, the traffic wasn't bad at all but I didn't realize Key Largo was going to have a parade and shut down traffic for an hour and half. :madMore fish pictures here: http://yankeecapts.com/july-4th/
Caught this little guy on an 8/0 circle hook in about 600 ft with a bait bigger then he was. Unfortunately he was DOA.
One of the queen snapper I caught.