6/23 mixed bag

Headed 20 miles west of Boca Grande member Ptrshenry as a buddy boat with another false forcast from NOAA. It wasn't a fun ride out in a 20 ft bay boat but manageable, thankfully the wave died down through the day and turned into a beautiful day for fishing.
We stoped and an artificial reef and after a couple drifts found where the fish were holding and dropped anchor. It was Lane Snapper after Lane, Porgy after Porgy. Then the Red Grouper woke up and it was non stop for about 2 hours. A LOT of shorts I bet we threw back 20 18 inchers and countless that were smaller than that. We did end up with a keeper from the group.
We moved about 3 miles or so to the south and was met with more Reds, they were bigger but still short. We finally got 2 fatboys of 28 and 26 inches. We also had a lot of Mahi around but wouldn't take anything we threw at them until one decided it wanted live whitebait. We threw gotch plugs, mirrodine, Gulp shrimp, DOA shrimp. Really nothing seemed to work it was like they just wanted to chase. Bait for the day was live whitebait and pinfish, cut squid, sardines and mullet. Ptrshenry ended up with 4 Keeper Reds and a mixed bag also.

My cousin Chris with the 28"er with Ptrshenry in the background busting them up!

The Finall Tally
The Beatings will continue until moral improves!


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