06/25/2019 long run out of Red Fish pass. Calm seas but Hot Hot HOT
This trip we were on Capt Scott`s crew of 4 Me larrywitt,Craig, Vito a friend from Erie.
The plan was to run out to grouper numbers that had been go producers before Irma and red tide made a mess of the fishing. We would be in 90 to 115 ft of water. Squid and 8 to 12 oz white jigs were our choice baits as calm as it was you needed a lot of lead to stay near the bottom. There was a grouper bite and we boxed a couple keepers and a number of shorts.
It was so nice and calm we decided to run out deeper to 130 and deeper to some snapper numbers I had archived. We moved around looking for a show of fish on our sounder. They were red all right Vermilion and Red snapper shorts it was a lot of catch and release. OK enough of this time to box some grouper ran back towards shore which was 60 plus mile away. Bingo we found good hard bottom and did get a three man limit. And boy it was hot,hot, hot. The biggest fish were 28 to just under 29 inches.