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C.R. grouper trip 11/14/2020

Took my in-law out on a Saturday due to weather forecast next week. ONLY reason for Saturday.. Ramp was nuts at 2.30.
Made a bumpy run in the fog and dropped plugs to take a break. Looked down and see a weird large red spike coming up from the bottom ?  Caught me off guard as I've never seen anything like it in that area? Said something about it ( didn't mark it..) and he says "your rod " !  Nice hit and wrestle in an 11 lb gag.  Crap , I SHOULD HAVE MARKED IT..
Turned around and hooked up on a dink . Kept looking but no deal, decent bottom but could not find it again.
Mac attack there but got lucky and found plug floating. Headed on.

Hit a good number and got a good bite , twitched other rod and doubled up. We had both keepers coming good and at same time they dove and rocked up in the same spot ?  They had to be no more than 4' apart. Got one plug back and lost other. Rats..

Few more passes there and big hit and snap. Rocked again , lost plug. I put NEW line on yesterday. 3 plugs gone now.
Then... Mac attack . Hitting the swivel. Tied leader with no swivel , mac's still hit line above leader ?  WTH..

7 plugs total  , all but 2 were fresh out of the box.. 

Anyway made a move and finished 4 fish limit by 1 pm. Should have been done by 9:30.

Total weight 40lbs. [email protected] , 1 @11 And one @ 9 on BOGA. Sever that were lost were way bigger but I'm happy.

Not about the $$ in plug replacement though.  Water was silty and 73 degrees.

Table of doom shot..
"You'll get your weather"


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