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Big triple...

Local angler Doug Blinko got a really nice tripletail with me today along the Gulf coast of the Everglades ... It weighed in at exactly 12lbs on the Boga Grip before we invited it to dinner... and was taken on a 1/8oz leadhead with a small Gulp tail - using the lightest rod on my skiff.  He hooked up well inshore in around five feet of water - and we were off to the races using light 10 lb braid... An outstanding catch (and my biggest this year... ).  Believe this is just the start of our summer long inshore tripletails... when the pot markers are gone the come back inshore and hang out around any kind of structure they can find....  Here's a picture..

His partner today Phil Carter, visiting from Atlanta was also in the game - catching good numbers of big speckled trout - up to and over 20" - on the same light rods.... 

Things are heating up day after day now,  here's one last pic of a really nice small goliath grouper taken and released nearby a few days ago - in less than two feet of water where we usually find good sized redfish.  I deliberately didn't take it out of the water with the Boga but it looked to be between 20 and 40 lbs (and just gave my angler fits before finally coming close enough for me to grab the leader....).

Be a hero... take a kid fishing.
Tight Lines
Bob LeMay
(954) 435-5666


  • 4WARD4WARD Posts: 3,181 Captain
    Nice TT sir, biggest we have taken ever was 14#. 
    On a floating paper plate, one week after the pots came out. 
    "I hate graveyards and old pawn shops
    For they always bring me tears
    I can't forgive the way they rob me
    Of my childhood souvenirs"... John Prine
  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 4,909 Captain
    Our biggest ever was an 18lb fish taken on a big chunk of ladyfish in the mouth of one of the drains off the Little Shark River.  It jumped two or three times at a distance - didn't know what it could be until we got it near the skiff.... The place that has the big ones is Cape Canveral (at least that's where most of the IGFA records came from.  I can't imagine a 40lb tripletail... but they had them a few years back.  Maybe someone from that area can chime in about them....
    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
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