9/24 Lower Keys Reef Edge

Spent some time drifting the reef edge last week with varied results. There seemed to be plenty of bait around, it was just a matter of getting in the right area. Biggest score of the week was a 19.5lb blackfin tuna caught on 20lb spin gear while drifting. We began to see the big boys skying about a quarter mile behind the boat and eventually they worked their way close enough and took a drifting bait behind the boat.



This fish was caught on a dead bait, but I'd really like to have some whitebait aboard for the weekend trips. Has anyone found pilchards of size and in numbers around the Big Pine <-> Sugarloaf area? Would appreciate the tips. Tight lines.

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