01-04-19 offshore

Headed out from Punta Rassa at 7AM in search of some rod benders. Set the hook out in 90 feet over a nice piece of structure and it was game on. A couple big hits, bent over rods, and breakoffs let us know they were there and ready to play. vermilion and lanes came up along with a couple mangroves. A couple more huge hits and breakoffs. Steve and Kent both got their shot at a good red grouper and boated them.  Next was Jill who caught our biggest red grouper of the day at 31". 


We moved off to another big piece of structure looking for some variety. The windy and sandy bottom around the area made it a tough anchor.  We caught on the backside and man did we have some big thumps and hookups. It was tough as we probably had 15-20 hookups of big fish off the bottom, and only got 1 of them, which turned out to be a really big ray (surprising in 100 ft of water). the others had some giant shoulders...

Moved around a bit more and picked away at some lanes and vermilion.  Made the run back in and were met by the rain from the front right as we came around the lighthouse. 

Fun day to be on the water in SWFL.

www.SaltyFishingCharters.com 33 Ft World Cat Tournament Edition Catamaran
Offshore Fishing Charters FT Myers, Sanibel, Captiva, Cape Coral

Replies

  • tilemantileman Posts: 1,092 Officer
    Thanks for the report Capt.
    Here's ta swimn' with bowllegged women!
  • chicochico Punta Gorda and PennsylvaniaPosts: 515 Officer
    31" Red!!! Nice "fire truck"!!
  • Mdmike723Mdmike723 Posts: 17 Greenhorn
    Great report Capt . What depths are you finding the keeper grouper in ?
  • Capt Dan MedinaCapt Dan Medina Posts: 708 Officer
    mdmike, hot zone seems to be 90 ft on out to about 110ish
    www.SaltyFishingCharters.com 33 Ft World Cat Tournament Edition Catamaran
    Offshore Fishing Charters FT Myers, Sanibel, Captiva, Cape Coral
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