20130523 - Night Trip - Off Venice, FL

Left the dock about 11:00 hours. On board were Chuck from Mahi Macs bait Shop, Manny, Neil and Bob.

Stopped to sabiki blue runner, pinfish and speedos.

Started fishing for grouper at about 13:00 hours. The red grouper were biting, albeit rather slowly. Best depth appeared to be about 105'. They preferred frozen bait to live. After about 3 hours moved up to a grouper/snapper area. The snapper were biting well and we managed to find some schools of fairly large fish.

At about 18:00 decided to anchor for the night. After about an hour, the bite slowed and we moved to another location. Fishing was steady until about 23:00 hours, then it shut down completely. It started back up at 06:30 and I tussled with a large lemon shark for 20 minutes before cutting the leader.

All-in-all a good trip. Total catch 17 Red grouper to 30", 28 mangroves to 23", 6 yellowtails to 22" and 4 lane snapper to 18" and an assortment of porgies, etc.
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  • GatorInPISoundGatorInPISound Posts: 543 Officer
    :USA
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  • larrywittlarrywitt Posts: 2,607 Moderator
    Have to talk some of my crew into a night bite on a full moon phase..So far no takers.
    thanks for the report.
    larrywitt
  • CalusaCalusa Posts: 11,881 Officer
    Greybeards rule!

    Nice trip, nice boat!
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  • RMDRMD Posts: 1,796 Officer
    Sounds like fun. Do you guys fish all through the night or do you actually sleep? Have never done an overnight trip but plan to do so at some point.

    Congrats on a nice trip!
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  • nfairbanknfairbank Posts: 266 Deckhand
    RMD wrote: »
    Sounds like fun. Do you guys fish all through the night or do you actually sleep? Have never done an overnight trip but plan to do so at some point.

    Congrats on a nice trip!

    Everybody got at least some sleep. I find that when the fish stop biting, one tends to sleep, so a good solid night bite and all the crew are awake. Overnights are great, but they need to be planned..
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  • tilemantileman Posts: 1,101 Officer
    larrywitt wrote: »
    Have to talk some of my crew into a night bite on a full moon phase..So far no takers.
    thanks for the report.
    larrywitt

    me,me,me! :crossed
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  • HappyBobHappyBob Posts: 12 Greenhorn
    Nice!!! 2nd that, nice boat, lots of room!
    Hap
  • surferjs01surferjs01 Posts: 184 Officer
    Looks like a nice over night trip!
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  • JEIBEJEIBE Posts: 274 Deckhand
    Beats the heat. Larrywitt, I'm sure more than a handful on here would be takers
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