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10/16 nearshore/light offshore

Headed out Saturday morning on a 6 hr trip with goals to keep rods bent.  We picked up some bait on the way out from pineland marina ( albeit much smaller than most recently with lots of fry baits).  We worked our way out to one of the public wrecks within 12 miles or so of land.  We dropped the hook and deployed a chum block.  We had a bunch of cigar minnows come up behind the boat chewing on the chum bag.  Deployed some flat lined pilchards along with a few light knocker rigs. A bunch of decent size blue runners and jack crevalle came out to play, with a couple grunts and lane snapper off the bottom rigs.  Sent down a live jack on the bent butt looking for Mr Goliath but he decided he wanted tiny pilchards instead of a frisky jack. 

Bite slowed down so we started to pick up anchor when a pair of small black tips moved in . A live pilchard 5 feet in front of their faces was just some thing they couldn't pass up and it was an immediate hook up.  Fun stuff on 3000 class spinning reels! Once we safely landed and released,  we moved on out to around 70 ft of water and plucked away lanes , porgies and juvenile red grouper till it was time to head back. 

Everyone was happy to bend a rod, and the lane snapper yielded a solid bag of fillets for a fish fry or 3 for our Wisconsin snow birds. 

Need this wind to lay down so we can get back at it!

www.SaltyFishingCharters.com 33 Ft World Cat Tournament Edition Catamaran
Offshore Fishing Charters FT Myers, Sanibel, Captiva, Cape Coral


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