Cleared the inlet this morning around 8 with the normal crew of my 3 sons and wife. I also had my inlaws aboard. They were the ones who really got me into fishing offshore when I was 17. Before that I was never in the ocean in a boat so I am glad anytime they come aboard. Tha targeted species was going to be anything on the bottom that is tasty. I used to mostly bottom fish when I lived down south but never really got it going when I moved up here a few years ago and reading some bottom reports over the last couple months really got me motivated. I got out to around 80' and came across a small rip with some scattered weeds. Played around here for 30mins with tons of bait but nothing else when all of a sudden a cobia pulls up. Within minutes we got him in the boat.
Got to the spot in 90' feet and drifted a few times with only sharks and small sea bass to show so I anchored along the edge and dropped in some chum. It took a little while but finally started catching some decent fish. My wife pulls in a couple triggers and a fat 24" snapper.
Got a bunch of junk fish then I got a couple nice snapper. My wife got her rod slammed on the bottom and we were thinking shark until a 28" cobia shows itself and it was not alone. Big daddy was following behind and swalled a bucktail jig as soon as it hit the water.
Picked up a 5' nurse then my sons rod get slammed and another fat snapper.
a short time later my father inlaws hook a fat cobia on the bottom and brings him up. As I grab the net and put it in the water the cobia sees it and does a 180 at full speed and broke the line. We already had 2 in the box so it wasn't that bad. At least we got to see what it was. Worst thing is having a good battle and losing the fish before you get a look at it. About 20 mins later my mother inlaw got in on the action and landed the biggest snapper of the day at 23".
My Father inlaw caught a few red snapper. Those are some pretty fish.
After the chum ran out we picked up a couple smaller snapper then headed in.
Smallest snapper was 15". Not a ton of fish but all were good sized. Didnt even catch an undersized snapper.
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Another thing. I cut the stomachs open and 1 of the snapper jacked our bait 5 times before we got him. His stomach was so stuffed but he was too greedy.
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I asked them to see if they could change it to 12-24 hours. We will see.
Nice report robalorog... Nice size snapper... Thanks for the report :applause
I have never tried triggers before but would of kept one but already had a cobia in the boat at the time. When spearfishing sometimes I will get a half dozen triggers following me around for an hour. I will eat a trigger one day.
JEFF hopefully they will change it. Even 1 hour would be much better.
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Those are some really nice Mangroves!!!!! Great day with the family and a mixed bag there!!!!
Great job. You have been on fire lately!!!!
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Frozen sardines at first until I sabikied some grunt off the bottom. I had a live 8" grunt and was hoping for a grouper but no takers only a nurse. Large pieces of cut grunt stayed on the hook much better then frozen sardines plus it cut down on all seabass and small trash fish because when they started chewing I would pull it out of thier mouth. Did that 5 or 6 times until it got hammered and it was either a shark or mango everytime.
I am making a solo trip this week before I have to go away for work next week in the Keys. Only bad thing is I cant take my boat. Hoping the mangos will still be biting when I go out.
Nice catch. This is roger. Keegan's dad. When we going?
Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Depends on a phone call I am waiting on tomorrow morning. It will be a solo trip. Call me if you wanna go. How did you guys make out in your tourney?