Yankee Capts Half Way Ledge 4 Day iron Man
Departing Stock Island
As you can see there was no shortage of fishing gear
The first day we awoke to overcast sky's and an occasional drizzle, which in reality was a blessing. With the breeze and the clouds the heat wasn't as bad as I was expecting. The bite started out pretty good, by noon I had a big mutton, a big red grouper and a big black fin tuna along with a couple smaller fish. The bite was pretty consistent through out the day.
My fishing buddy with a few red groupers, i caught one of them but not sure which one.
and yet another red grouper with a fish on in the background.
Daylight soon slipped into darkness but the fishing continues. (So much gear on the bench there is hardly any room to sit down.)
The next day was bright and sunny. Luckily my spot was in the shade most of the day, so I stayed there and didn't move around to much. With only 20 anglers there is plenty of room to move around if you want to. I didn't mange to get a picture of it but Adel [Sp?] managed to create a little excitement by hooking into a good sized sail fish that came out of the water along side the boat right in front of me. The sail eventually got off to be caught another day.
Even in the shade, sunglasses are needed for the glare off the water.
Plenty of room to spread out. (Adel in blue shirt.)
Plenty of room along the rail but a couple no-nos aboard the Yankee Capts. Only the rod you are using should be kept on the rail in case someone hooks a big fish and needs to move down the rail quickly. As for the second picture, someone jokingly commented that Greg must have his spots marked with red buoys because they were on every spot we fished. (The buoys were connected to the sea anchor that was deployed.)
Extra rods on the rails.
Red buoys that followed us around.