Closing out 2018- Johns Pass 12/30- Picture Heavy

Mako224Mako224 Posts: 449 Deckhand
We decided to push off later in the morning do to fog. One the water at sunrise. Nice ride out of Johns Pass


Happy Captain


Started catching Pin fish for hopes of large grouper




The later start was due to fog conditions. This is what you call heading into the Obis. man radar would have been nice



Started with some mangos and undersized gags






Then some nice lane snappers and more grouper






Did land one nice 24" black and 25" gag


box was getting some nice color


Nice sunset and ride in. Other then Fog in the AM is was a Blue Bird day




Neighbors followed us out for a shake down cruise. Plenty of these ARS to go around


baby flounder spit up by the grouper


17 Snapper and 2 grouper. We had about 20 other assorted Porgies and grunts (Not pictured)


Here is to a great close of 2018 and I look forward to 2019

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  • clarosaclarosa Posts: 553 Officer
    That's actually a Black grouper, not a scamp. No flares on the caudal fin. Some nice mangs in there though!
  • Kokosing LoverKokosing Lover Posts: 503 Officer
    clarosa said:
    That's actually a Black grouper, not a scamp. No flares on the caudal fin. Some nice mangs in there though!
    Yeah, Chris has it right; that's a black.  The barfed up flounder is actually an adult Dusky Flounder.  They are exceedingly common offshore, but we rarely see them because they live over sand and have relatively small mouths for the hooks we tend to use offshore.  I've only caught a few while drifting and jigging, but they come up in trawls by the hundreds.
  • Kokosing LoverKokosing Lover Posts: 503 Officer
    clarosa said:
    That's actually a Black grouper, not a scamp. No flares on the caudal fin. Some nice mangs in there though!
    Yeah, Chris has it right; that's a black.  The barfed up flounder is actually an adult Dusky Flounder.  They are exceedingly common offshore, but we rarely see them because they live over sand and have relatively small mouths for the hooks we tend to use offshore.  I've only caught a few while drifting and jigging, but they come up in trawls by the hundreds.
  • Mako224Mako224 Posts: 449 Deckhand
    Well then it's a 25" gag and 24" black. The tail had flares. Hard to see in the pictures. All released unharned
  • Reel-LuckyReel-Lucky Oldsmar, FLPosts: 2,967 Moderator
    Gag, Black, Carbo, Scamp, who cares. Great day in the soup.


  • clarosaclarosa Posts: 553 Officer
    Mako224 said:
    Well then it's a 25" gag and 24" black. The tail had flares. Hard to see in the pictures. All released unharned
     ;)  B)
  • J BoneJ Bone Posts: 172 Deckhand
    We had a slow start as well with the fog. Ended up being a great day with close to a 4 man snapper limit, very strong bite.
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