The report was for calm seas yesterday, so I set out to get some groceries at the Hogpen. The seas were calm, but the fog was extremely heavy and required a slow pace to my fishing hole. After a long slow ride out to my numbers, I found fish pretty quickly, first fish was a small flounder, second was a mango, and my third was a hogfish
. I did have a head boat pull to what sounded like about 100 feet away, but I was unable to see it the fog was so thick, I could hear just about every conversation that was happening onboard. :blahblah By noon I had caught 10 different species of fish and my limit on Hogs, but what seems statistically impossible is that after 3 hours of fishing I did not catch a single grunt. :huh The ride in was just as slow as the ride out and the fog did not clear until I was about 2 miles from Pass-a-Grille, yet by the time I got to the marina had my boat pulled and started cleaning it the fog had once again rolled in so thick you couldn't see the bridge. At the end of the day it was a good day fishing and the wife loved the fresh fish for dinner.
EXACTLY!!! :shrug I caught 4 types of Porgy, Triggerfish, Mango, Flounder, Red and Gag Grouper, even a Lizardfish and not 1 single Grunt. Maybe I'll play the lottery this weekend, my chances of winning should actually be better. :rotflmao
That's my go-to :mad. It seems I can't get away from them....shrimp, trolling grouper plugs, soft plastics. At least it's catching.
I like to use a knocker rig, 2 - 3 oz egg sinker, 4/0 circle hook.....shrimp!
Born Offshore Gear
'Performance Fishing Apparel'
Mind sharing the depth?
I usually fish between 40' - 50', that day I was fishing 42'.