Jiged the ande 4/26/15

Well we decided to change things up a bit an steam north top palm beach. Dorian has been talking about the Ande wreck for sometime now, So I figured why not give it a shot. we met at the dock at 6 and started cruising north. on the ride up we came across a big oil barrel or drum with a strobe duct taped on. we checked it out but nothing really going on.

we got to the wreck, first drop in 190 my buddy John gets crushed. turns out to be 2 bonita on one vert jig! in the box they go. after that we saw the fish were mainly holding on the front side of the wreck into the current. (thanx lowrance ) with the current ripping at 3KTs we had one drop before re set. we had numerous hook ups to big ajs I would say prob about 15 or so. I got a nice hit and moved to the back of the boat. I locked her down and horsed this fish in. a nicde I would say 20 maybe 25# aj. We ended the day with 2 bonies a small tuna and 1 landed AJ.

On a day with less current I would imaging the wreck is on fire with the amount of fish holding.



  • Flight RiskFlight Risk Posts: 2,473 Captain
    WTG! The ANDE is a great wreck - Bo (Capt. of the Let's Go) was fishing on my boat and pulled up a nice AJ there last year. I've jigged it since with no hookups, that current can be tough. Nice work.

    Pura Vida!
  • Fi$h2nguyenFi$h2nguyen Posts: 7,782 Moderator
    Looks like fun!

    Keeping busy while away from Florida

  • brianbbrianb Posts: 2,316 Captain
    I think that can is some sorta anchor ball for the work/dredging they are doing in the area.

    Anyway, nice job--current was ripping like crazy. On Saturday, with the wind, we got super aggravated trying to jig, anchor, and/or bottom fish.
  • Reel MullarkeyReel Mullarkey Posts: 1,842 Captain
    Do you eat the bonita?

    Nice work for the tuff conditions!
    Jonathan Mullarkey's
    Professional cleaning and restoration since 1999

  • SeaPro220SeaPro220 Posts: 111 Officer
    nice report thanks
    SeaPro 220 w/ 200 Verado
    Second Wind
    Manatee Marina
  • GDM PhilGDM Phil Posts: 224 Deckhand
    Do you eat the bonita?

    Nice work for the tuff conditions!

    if you got lucky the jig was in the sweet spot. you could clearly see the fish holding in front of the wreck nosing into the current on the bottom scan . no dont eat bonita
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