11/30 mayport offshore bottom fishing
It's been awhile since we've had a good weather forecast. Got to the launch at 0500 and saw that most of the big boys had come out to play. Even saw one of my dream boats, a 34 sea vee. Headed out in the darkness at 0545 and was treated to flat seas. Got out to 120 feet and the bite was ok, a little slow. We picked up a few trigger and a few beeliners. One vermillion measured 19 inches. Decided to run another 5 miles to a ledge in 134 feet. Picked up a limit of red porgys really fast and couldn't stop catching anything but porgys so I decided to push out another 4 miles to 145 feet. Caught a few more trigger but it was too slow for me so I wanted to run back west to the first spot we fished. Caught and released big reds all day, and was surprised when my brother brought up a nice gag. Ended up with 13 trigger 10 vermilion 9 porgys 2 almacos and 1 gag. Need help identifying the last fish. It kind of looked like a tilefish but I thought they were a deep water fish.