Stud African Pompano
BigBart56 Jacksonville, FloridaPosts: 6 Greenhorn
Launched at Mayport on Christmas Eve looking to hit BR and Casablanca area. Although it was rough we steamed forward until we reached Br. At Br nothing was hitting squid on the bottom so we switched up to jigging and caught a few Bonitas kept one for bait and headed over to Casablanca. Tried squid there and it was grunt city so tried the jigs again and yet more bonita, until something different hit my jig. I fought the fish for about 10 minutes then we saw what looked like a mirror come up from the bottom. Turned out to be a 30 pound AP. After that we headed closer in search of some seabass. We had to weed through a ton of bluefish (anybody know why there are so many bluefish offshore?), but managed 12 bass up to 16". We also caught a few Northern bonita. The seabass were eating flat fall jigs and cut bonita. All in all it was decent day besides the wind and cold.