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.
Captain's Tony`s boat looks like a nice clean rig to fish off.