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LWI 11/22/16 morning mission - lively out there, skiipjack & mahi

I broke the inlet around 6:00. It was nippy by south Florida standards, but I had bibs & a flannel, so I was fine. Thinks warmed up by 9-10:00 ish. Seas were flatter than expected until I got out around 300'. Breeze was scant at first, but came up with the sun. Breeze was mostly out of the north, but had a little more west in it than the forecasts had indicated. Current was north-ish, probably 1.5-2 knots. It combined with the breeze to leave me with almost no drift speed. Water temperature still read up around 81. Water was deep blue. I found almost no weeds. Small fliers were all over the place inside of 100'. I mean lots of them. Juvenile Ballyhoo were out around 150.

Live bait was hard to catch. Runners came up one at a time & were followed by schools of small triggers. I decided to troll. I found both skipjack & mahi up on the Juno ledge. Skippies were all small today, like probably somewhere around 14" on average. The mahi was a bit over 32" on the fork. Bone heads were abundant in close.


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