Homosassa Offshore 11/23 with Lee and Friends.

Lee and I took Laura and her son Stacey offshore for a day of grouper fishing. She wanted to see if we could get out weather permiting and today was an absolutely perfect day to run offshore and dig up some grouper. We picked them up at thi
er dock at 8:00 despite the 37 degree chill in the air everyone was ready to rock! We ran through perfect seas the entire day never seeing more than a light chop. We fished between 37 and 60 feet moving frequently to keep a bite going. Laura scored 3 real nice gags that we returned. One literally brought her to her knees but she battled it all the way in as we cheered her on. Stacey finished the day with a 20 minute battle with abig shark that resulted in a bitten through leader. The action wasn't real fast but steady all day with 3 keeper reds joining us for the ride in along with a pile of grunts. I can't remember a better day out that far weather wise. Good folk, perfect seas and some mighty fine fish for another great day on the bay here in the big bend.

A fine red for Laura
Stacey responds with a gag
This one almost kicked her butt!
Laura barely won this battle
Never got a good look at this one (a big shark we think?
This place Rocks if yer a crabber


  • Red RoverRed Rover Posts: 8 Greenhorn
    Way to go Kyle! The new hip must be working OK.
  • PONCEPONCE Posts: 5,943 Officer
    Hang on to those Groupers, they almost had me over board a couple times.
  • RedbonzRedbonz Posts: 4,538 Captain
    Gotta love them flat seas at this time of year....
    If it don't fit force it. If it breaks it needed replace anyways. :banghead
  • Doc StressorDoc Stressor Homosassa, FLPosts: 2,449 Captain
    That was a fun trip. That picture of Laura fighting the gag is priceless.

    She was quite a trooper. On the first gag she hooked, she said "I might need some help here". Both Kyle and I said "no help" at the same time. :grin
    She battled each one by herself just fine after that including a couple of really big ones that cut her off on the rocks.

    As Kyle said, it was not a great bite. It was more like summer fishing than a typical November grouper trip. We would move to a spot, pick up a few fish, and then it would die. But the weather, seas, and company were so nice that it was one of the best trips of the year.

    All the fish including the gags were caught over flat hard bottom. Water temperatures were 63 degrees inshore and 67 degrees at 55 ft. There is still some bait and bonito out there so there might still be a few kings around as well. We got one in December last year.
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,937 Moderator
    Good trip indeed.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • Snook SpankerSnook Spanker Inglis / YankeetownPosts: 1,824 Captain
    Nice goin Gize & Galz!!! Some sore armz & backz fo sho!!!
    I am'z what I am'z and that'z all that I am'z!! > Popeye!
  • ripnlipsripnlips Posts: 2,535 Captain
    Great offshore report. Looks like a lotta fun.
  • Kids Ate My BaitKids Ate My Bait Posts: 1,038 Officer
    Very nice. Huge groupas they caught.
    Don't blink - they grow up fast

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