Plan B: Key west patch reef 12/31/12

The original plan was to fish the blue water this weekend while down here but the weather changed those plans. Typical key west winter :-/

Ended up anchoring up in less then 30 ft on a reef patch. Dropped the chum bag and immediately started catching yellowtail, short grouper, porgies, mutton snapper and a few sharks. Fished the Incoming tide from 8-10:30 am.

The fish box claimed a total of 3 keeper muttons to 21", 1 red grouper at 22", and the remainder of my yellowtail snapper measuring to 16".

Nice day despite the nasty wind conditions!
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  • mtbrider85mtbrider85 Posts: 340 Deckhand
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  • jakedgejakedge Posts: 1,303 Officer
    Well done and good eats!
  • ExocetExocet Posts: 55 Deckhand
    Nice :fishing thanks for the report.
    Work is for people that don't know how to fish!

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  • latitudeajustmentlatitudeajustment Posts: 2,023 Captain
    That is awesome, glad u nailed a keeper grouper on the last day of the season! I was not able to accomplish that this past week, too many shorts unfortunately.
  • mtbrider85mtbrider85 Posts: 340 Deckhand
    Thanks guys. Yep i was stoked to get the grouper on the last day. Strange it took a flat line on the surface with a wire leader(going for the king) :shrug
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  • swordslayer71swordslayer71 Posts: 398 Deckhand
    Gotta love winter patch reef fishing. Thanks for sharing :beer
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