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Boynton Beach Offshore 9 Feb 2021

John McKroidJohn McKroid Posts: 3,977 Captain
edited February 2021 in General Paddle Craft #1
We launched our kayaks off the beach at 515am in search of live goggle eyes for bait.  By sunrise, we each had a blue runner and a couple of grunts.  We headed out for a session of jigging.  Lots of marks on the meter, but few bites.  First good connection was in 280ft at 10 am.


My buddy got a Little Tunny about the same time and had to head in at 11am.  I kept metering fish and was entertained by the fact that it just takes one lucky strike.  
Next good strike came around noon.


This one was more of the football-size that I am more accustomed to getting this time of the year.  Then one of the larger Almaco Jacks that I have taken hit the slow pitch jig.

Love catching Almacos, I released this one to fight another day.  Overall it was slow fishing, but the strikes that I connected with were of decent quality.  About an hour later, I connected with this one.

It was the first time I had taken two jumbo Blackfins off the kayak during the month of February.  I jigged up one more smaller Almaco before I became too tired of fighting the current that had increased to about 1.6kts North.  Since I was not doing a drift, I headed in around 3 pm.  The take-home was similar to a spring kayak fishing trip, but the difference was that the action was slow, and I did not get to release a bunch of smaller fish.

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