Offshore Oct 19

Had a great day offshore Venice Yesterday. Headed out past the 60 mile mark with glass calm seas and sunny skies.

On our first drop, all four rods bent over and we were immediately on a great grouper bite. One of our guys was reeling up to check his bait only to get hit by a wahoo about 20 ft under the boat. Unfortunately, the estimated 30 lb fish quickly made short work of the leader. Worst part of the grouper bite was weeding through all of the endangered red snapper. Those things have just about run over every piece of structure in our area and competition for food appears to be stiff. We had a ratio of about 4 ars to every grouper.

We also found nice chunky mangs and even a yellowtail to spice things up. We switched over to trolling at about noon but only managed one dolphin on an Ilander/ballyhoo.

We only used frozen baits (boston mackerel, small bonito and sardines). Great day overall.
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