C.R. grouper troll 11/29/2022
Wasn't too bad running in JTS's Panga and started trolling in 14' with sparce floating weeds. Just enough to slightly grind your teeth.
Pro tip : there is ALWAYS lots of weeds exactly on the number you are looking to troll over. So, any big patches of weeds are likely good grouper bottom.... lol
Was pretty choppy but I finally got a big hit . After a nice battle John got the fish on the lip gripper and in the box. big 35" toad !
96 qt cooler. OK , need 3 more. Well , that didn't happen. Got another keeper at 27" and a short. Had one cutoff loosing a plug. And came back on smooth seas.
At the house the big gag went 18 even on the scale with the other at 7.5. Only one limit but way better than last two tries that were zipp on keepers. It's been a strange fall season ? no idea why.
Need some North wind and cooler water I guess?
Running out of time. I have been hunting and put a couple of hogs in freezer and one deer. Guess I'll do that when too windy to fish.
Later capt louie