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Homosassa 6/27 Offshore Digging and Dodging with Doc and friends

Doc and I planed to take a couple friends offshore grouper fishing today. The weather was suspect but we headed out to 60' to dig up some red grouper.That was the digging part the dodging part was dodging thunderstorms that popped up all around us. We only spent a couple hours out in 60' before we decided it would be better to have a 25 mile run in with bad conditions rater than 35 miles. We worked the 40' area for another couple hours and called it a day. 6 red grouper came home with us along with a few grunt. Several gags were tossed back in waiting for the 1st of July.We ended up successfully avoiding any bad thunderstorms and got a little wet on the run in. The bite was really on but the conditions had us choose safety knowing they will be there another day. Still another great day on the water with Doc, Don and Bill. Lots of laughs and lots of fish (most short) made for a entertaining day.

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  • RedbonzRedbonz Posts: 4,538 Captain
    Looking at the radar earlier today I didn't think much fishing would be happing...Still a nice pile of eats there...
    If it don't fit force it. If it breaks it needed replace anyways. :banghead
  • keypondkeypond Posts: 2,017 Captain
    Good job on braving the weather and putting a few fish on the table.
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  • KnotplayinKnotplayin Posts: 42 Deckhand
    Congrats on the catch! Thanks for sharing.
    I live and fish on the east coast and will be in CR Monday for the Gags also. I have tons of numbers just wondering if you guys are seeing the Gags in shallower water?

    Thanks for the report!
  • troutman57troutman57 Posts: 3,691 Captain
    Knotplayin wrote: »
    Congrats on the catch! Thanks for sharing.
    I live and fish on the east coast and will be in CR Monday for the Gags also. I have tons of numbers just wondering if you guys are seeing the Gags in shallower water?

    Thanks for the report!

    There are plenty around in 10 foot plus but the real big boys are deeper and thinning out....although we have been avoiding them for the most part especially out deeper.
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  • PONCEPONCE Posts: 5,946 Admiral
    Nice eatin Boys :hail:hail
  • Salty Dawg44Salty Dawg44 Homosassa, FLPosts: 1,129 Officer
    Nice going on the grouper. The inshore weather was actually pretty good until about 11 or so when the first storm rolled in. Got a bit wet coming in. Gags are still in the deeper inshore holes. The weeds are still a problem, so I only pulled two lines. Released 3, one would have been a keeper. It was an early morning bite anyway. Probably they will all move out this weekend. lol
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  • Doc StressorDoc Stressor Homosassa, FLPosts: 2,571 Captain
    You should know better than going out with a west wind in the AM Pete. :wink
  • Jim311Jim311 Posts: 4,956 Captain
    troutman57 wrote: »
    There are plenty around in 10 foot plus but the real big boys are deeper and thinning out....although we have been avoiding them for the most part especially out deeper.


    You don't have to run out too far to get to 10 feet of water do you? I am still gunning for a grouper out of my Gheenoe.
  • Salty Dawg44Salty Dawg44 Homosassa, FLPosts: 1,129 Officer
    You should know better than going out with a west wind in the AM Pete. :wink

    Never was much of a wind, just the normal chop in the channel in the area for about 2 miles around Deadman Key from the outgoing tide opposing an onshore breeze. I went early and was only planning on staying a couple of hours anyway. I'm normally back to the landing before noon.

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  • KnotplayinKnotplayin Posts: 42 Deckhand
    Thanks TM! Ill let you guys Know what happens. Hopefully I will be able to give you guys some Helpful info after Monday.
  • Doc StressorDoc Stressor Homosassa, FLPosts: 2,571 Captain
    It know that you stayed shallow Pete. That's the prudent thing to do in that kind of weather.

    I haven't been offshore in that kind of stuff in over 30 years. That's when I learned my lesson about storms forming anywhere over the water with a summertime west wind in the AM. But Kyle is a bad influence you know. :crossed

    The winds weren't bad except for right around a couple of the storms. But they kept forming up right over us and we had to move more than 5 miles to get away only to have others form up.

    Looks like the weather is going stay crappy until later next week.
  • troutman57troutman57 Posts: 3,691 Captain
    We were fishin not sunbathing Doc..:wink..but I admire your cautious nature...you did indeed get us back safe and the weather did EXACTLY what you said it would so I am learning.
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  • angler18angler18 Posts: 2,037 Captain
    good stuff as always Kyle and Lee. Those boys have a few good meals ahead of them!
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