Offshore Bottom Fishing Venice, FL

Went out of Venice again (before the crappy weather) since it has been treating me so well. Well it didn't disappoint as usual!

Went 50-100 yards from the beach right out of the jetties and loaded up the live well with pinfish and grouper candy on a sabiki rig. Then we battened down the hatches for the long trip out. Once we got there we first stopped at a spot where it was loaded up with grouper last time. Only to catch a bunch of shorts and more bait. So we went to where the main spot is, 100 yards away or so, and started hooking up instantly to amberjack, red snapper, reg grouper, big mangrove snapper and a pesky shark.

This was at the usual spot 50 miles out in 150 feet of water. Water temp was between 70 and 72 degrees.

Please check out part I of this trip below and share and subscribe if you would like!

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  • chicochico Punta Gorda and PennsylvaniaPosts: 530 Officer
    Nice video!! The Capt. I charter with always says "crank, don't yank" when you have a fish on.
  • csheridan6159csheridan6159 Posts: 87 Greenhorn
    chico wrote: »
    Nice video!! The Capt. I charter with always says "crank, don't yank" when you have a fish on.

    Yeah a lot of the time I keep the rod in the rod holder and when it bends over I crank a couple times and then pull the rod out of the rod holder. But sometimes its hard not to yank after I have been used to it for so many years after fishing J hooks up north!
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