Yankee Capts 11/6-9 Mutton Marathon
There were yellow tails everywhere we went. To me they were a nuisance because I generally do not target them. To the chicken riggers they were heaven sent. I just wish the chicken riggers would not feel they need to get closer to you when catch a decent fish. The catch that I saw consisted of the usual suspects: yellow tails, kingfish, red groupers, black groupers (a 31 lber was caught), strawberrys, muttons, dog snappers, mangrove snapper, trigger fish, and black fin tuna. Did I mention yellow tails? At the dock I think I counted 20 totes.
For the conditions and considering I don't spend the whole trip on the rail anymore (getting old and fat is a b****), I don't feel I did too bad. I had 2 groupers, 2 muttons, 2 dog fish (a first for me), a big trigger, and an assortment of yellow tails. I'm a lousy photographer and didn't take many pictures.
Biggest of my two dog fish.
Hats off to the crew - Capt Greg, Lyndon, Johnny, Matt, Joe & Briso - who did their usual outstanding job. They were there when you needed them whether to gaff a fish or untangle a rats nest. Joe's breakfast and dinner were great.