2/2/18 Offshore Boca Grande
Finally got a decent weather day to shoot out and look for some fish offshore. My group of 4 met at the Bokeelia Boat ramp at 630 AM, headed out Boca Grande Pass with beautiful slick calm conditions. We picked up a handful of tomtates, pinfish, blue runners and squirrels on the way out.
We made a quick drop over a show i that resulted in a couple nice porgies in 80 ft of water before continuing out to roughly 100 ft. We fished some rock and live bottom areas which resulted in some nice Lanes, Vermillion and Red Grouper. Marked a bunch of fish that I am pretty sure were mangroves from previous trips, but could only get 1 to cooperate. Im pretty sure the full moon played a big part in the bite. We put together a decent box with 3 decent Red Grouper and lost 4 or 5 "Big Mommas" that outright beat them to the hole, or straightened out 7/0 circle hooks.
Ride back in was a bit sporty as the wind direction shifted to North then Northwest at 20-25mph
hope yall have a happy superbowl sunday, and looking forward to getting out this week.
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