No good fish in this pond?
So I bought this big offshore boat and worked my tail off making it worthy of heading out. Been out 3 times to the artificial reefs and I'm not catching anything decent. Are there no fish in this pond ? I always head out of Ponce. Saturday I took a buddy (who also never really been offshore) and we hit the jetty at around 7:30am. Hit reef #5 first and we caught a couple medium red snappers and a few pins and a couple other junkers. Ran from there to reef #3 but really couldn't find any structure. So we headed to reef #2. Found structure there and saw "the critter fleet" charter fairly near us so we knew there had to be something. They kept moving so maybe no one was getting any bites. We caught a couple of little bass and some shark, but nothing good. Ran back near reef #3 where my old garmin said was a wreck. Never found it so we fished where it said it should be, but caught just junk. Went back to reef #5 on the way home, but didn't catch much there either. Hit the jetty for one last try before going home. Caught a dozen little mangrove, but nothing good. We used live grunts, pin, and the blue runners . Frozen squid and frozen sardines. Tried some frozen shrimp I had too. I did see a school of jacks and a couple schools of spades, but all I really saw much of was **** cuda. Unusually just fish a knocker rig at or near bottom.
Grady White 230 Gulstream twin 150 Johnsons. Me and my daughter fishing buddy's! Hoping to learn together!