Xmas eve gags new port richey
Well we took a late morning trip out on the 23rd and the water was still chalky and nasty from the big storm so i hit a few spots but nothing was really happening so we figured that the water would be settled more on Monday and planned on getting an early start. Left the dock at day break and picked up our traps which were loaded with big pinners. We had some frozen dines and boston mac and headed out west to 60'. Current was almost slack when i found my spot and threw the buoy so we parked on the buoy and drifted and picked up 3 or 4 keepers within 30 mins. A couple over 30". Also got a few ARS in the 10-12lb range as well. The current picked up and the bite slowed down after we anchored so i headed to a small wreck that was nearby figuring the big blow had the gags stacked up on high relief. My guess was right and we caught a few 23-24" ers that we let go and caught a couple in the 28-29" range that we kept. Also caught a lot of big ARS on that spot as well. Was trying to get on the mangos but the ars wouldn't allow us to get on them. Only caught a handful. Weather was beautiful so the ride out/in was nice. Most keeper gags were caught on live pinfish with the dead bait attracting the ARS a little too much. Until next weekend, tight lines!