Christmas Eve Port Offshore
Left the Port with low expectations. Full moon, west and north winds, dirty water, etc...1-2ft forecast proved to be accurate until we get offshore. Heading to our bottom spots in 120ft we see the flotilla on 8A and slide in to drift some dead dines. School kings running 10-12lbs+ were easy. Took a few and released a few. We counted 40 boats, mostly commercial. Left there and went to the 120ft arti stuff and released several ARS and kept a couple of good sized lanes on the chicken rig with cut grunt and a nice mango. Hooked and fought a seriously 8-10ft nurse to boatside. One of my guest onboard had never fished offshore, he was stroked! Wind had clocked north at 10-15 and seas were 3ft, 4 seconds for the ride back. Ugly, but dry and 25kts in the old Dusky.
Bad Fish Must Die!!