" Big Fish Day " Homosassa 11/28/2022
Right away looked up the wind maps and Monday looked good. Crew ended up being Gary and his friend Craig. Gail decided to unpack. Wow. Seas were beautiful. Flat. Perfect for trolling. Headed out to 14ft. Weeds were alittle problem but we trolled for awhile. Did pick up two shorts. Decided to head out to 17ft. No weeds! Wasn't long and we found nice bottom located between two lines of crab traps. Nice markers. Groupers started to hit. Doubles on every pull. Even a triple! Grouper chaos. Alot of shorts. We decided to release all the ones in the 24-25 range. Gary did keep one at 25. There were small bait schools in the area so tryed to stay in the general area. Craig's rod bends over and a nice 31 inches comes aboard
Start another bend to line up on the good bottom and Craig's rod bend way over. Everyone came to the conclusion that we had bottom. Craig can't get rod out of holder so Gary gets it out and we head back to retrieve plug. We get there and it's not bottom. There's a fish on the plug! Epic battle.
Gary's bottom fish
At this point we decide to head in. We have had a good catching day. Some really quality groupers. Can't ask for more then that. Plug for the day. Nomad 170 in mackerel color. Wore it out. Also used the Nomads new plug the "vibe" for a picth plug for followers. It worked. Enjoy