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Captain Tony's Fort Myers Beach

Went fishing this weekend on Captain Tony’s out of Fort Myers Beach. Had a great time catching an assortment of smaller fish such as grunts, Porgy’s, sand perch, flounder, puffers, short red and gag grouper and even a pork fish. All of a sudden while reeling up  another small fish, something hammered my line and it was game on. Having no idea what it could be at this point and using only a 2.0 circle hook and 25lbs leader I was not very confident I would ever see what was stripping line so easily.

After about 15-20 minutes and circling the boat once, everybody else on the boat had either pulled their lines up or were cut by the mates so I could continue fighting whatever was down there.

Finally, we saw color and at only 20 miles out it was a huge 48 inch Amberjack.

After a few pictures he was sent back to the Gulf.


  • larrywittlarrywitt Posts: 2,924 Moderator
    Thanks for your report it is always good to hear what kind of action can be had close in.  That is one heck of a catch on  such light line and tackle. One more dose of the vaccine and I will back on the water. 
     Captain's Tony`s boat looks like a nice clean rig to fish off.
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