It's all working at the jetties...

Nephew and I did the dawn patrol at the big jetties Saturday with the rest of the crowd.  We patiently put four nice sheeps in the box on shrimp and fiddlers and then eased away from the south jetties for some Whiting and to wait for the tide charge. Outgoing tide turned on the spanish and we sat just outside the south jetty tip and threw gotchas until the boat was bloody and slippery! We caught about 25 in 45 minutes or so and kept 18 spanish and a few blues.  Had to break out grandma's old ball canner for some canned mackerel! Just a beautiful day on the ocean.


  • RadJagRadJag Posts: 26 Greenhorn
    Great catch! What’s under the whiting the top right section of the cooler?
  • cftsmokecftsmoke JacksonvillePosts: 118 Deckhand
    Strong day. Way to stick wih it. 
    2005 Everglades 290 Pilot.  Twin 250 Verados.
  • creekgeekcreekgeek Posts: 617 Officer
    Another bluefish. Lots of toothy fish out there right now. We went through quite a few shrimp hoping they would get to the bottom or back up without the blues cutting them off. Most of the blues were under sized.
  • Sea-SquatchSea-Squatch Posts: 1,571 Captain
    Nice cooler of fish, and thanks for the report!

    Because of your report, I took the whole family out to the jetties Sunday afternoon. My boys had a blast trolling, and throwing artificials at the South tip. The blues were stupid thick, and we managed some keeper spanish too.
  • BottomBumpinBottomBumpin Posts: 1,137 Officer
    Very cool!  congrats on the bloddy mess!
  • Sea SnakeSea Snake Posts: 5,305 Admiral
    GOOD JOB !!

    ARE those fiddlers in that zip lock or small crabs ??
  • creekgeekcreekgeek Posts: 617 Officer
    They were sold as "bank" crabs but I've tried them several times with no luck. They are not small blue crabs...they are flatter and longer limbed.
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