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Quick Islamorda Trip to report

fixedratefixedrate Senior MemberMargate NJ/ Islamorada FLPosts: 221 Deckhand
Flew down Saturday afternoon, jumped in the truck and made it to the house just in time to put boat in before dark.
Sunday morning gathered the bait and headed a little past the reef.  first drops in 200ft on some live bottom.  all sharks and blue runners.  had great marks on the screen, but seems like big schools of blue runners.  some almost 5 lbs.  
next moved a little deeper to Queen of Nassau wreck.  again good marks, fished around the edges.  nothing but sharks, and trash fish.
the sharks were even biting off my weights on the way up.  moved into the reef and picked a few jumbo yellowtail for dinner.
Monday we hit the reef again.  YTs and toothy fish, went in for lunch and then fished the outgoing tide at channel 2 bridge and coffins.  had all the mangroves we wanted.  fun on light tackle and live bait.  soon as they hit the water it was on.  had few big baits that soaked on the bottom, had a few run offs that didn't come tight.  

all in all a good, not great, trip down


  • AOKRVsAOKRVs Senior Member Sunrise Beach, MO -- Marathon, FLPosts: 2,066 Captain
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