FUN DAY OFFSHORE 10/4/2019

Salty Dawg44Salty Dawg44 Homosassa, FLPosts: 1,037 Officer
I haven't posted a report in several months, so here goes!


I launched at 7 and it was an easy runout. Breeze was about 5mph out of the east, and the cooling tower steam was going almost straight up. 



I had planned on staying in close over the inshore rocks south of the channel, but it was nice enough to run on offshore. I have some good rocky bottom numbers in 40' of water, so that's where I went.




I got 5 Grouper there, but all were about one inch too short. They were all right at 23".




Then I decided to work back in a way to 30' - 35' of water to another of my spots. There's several high relief rock outcrops there that I had marked. 
 
On the way there I picked up a King.



The high rocks Were good to me.



I boxed a 27" Grouper there.



And a nice Cero Mackeral on a deep running grouper plug. That's the first one that I've gotten up here. At first I thought it was a big Spanish, but Spanish have random round spots, and a Cero has elongated spots that are inline.



I fished until noon and headed back in. I got to just about 20' of water and Spanish were on top chasing bait and birds were there too.



I landed 8 and kept 2 for dinners.  The run back in was easy, as the afternoon westerly sea breeze hadn't started yet.



I cleaned the Grouper, the Spanish, and the Cero, and the King will go in the smoker tomorrow morning.

MY WORST FEAR......THAT WHEN I DIE MY WIFE WILL SELL ALL MY BOATS & FISHING GEAR FOR WHAT I TOLD HER I PAID FOR IT.......

I may not always agree with what you say,
but I will always respect your right to be wrong!

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