friday muttons

skipped work Friday and it paid off. One short of a limit. Could only get 4 small runners so decided to stay nearshore and not mahi hunt. Trolled north of Jupiter inlet first thing 110' to 150' along a nice weed line with only one hit, lost it after a little fight. Went south of the Juno pier to start bottom fishing expecting to drift north. South tide and drifting inshore slowly  :*  so reset to 150' and dropped down a frozen sardine and up pops the largest mutton of the day :) . All of the keepers were caught in 115' to 150' between Jupiter inlet and the pier. Had 6 other muttons between 16" and 17 1/2" :s caught in 100' to 90' . My runners were hit freelined but couldn't get a hook to stick.


  • Plastered2850Plastered2850 Posts: 1,400 Officer
    Nice catch.
  • CoastalCatchCoastalCatch Lighthouse PointPosts: 319 Deckhand
    Thanks for your detailed report that encourages me to try the bottom again!  :)

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  • ShoelessShoeless Posts: 2,104 Captain
    Nicely done!!!!
  • privateer19privateer19 Posts: 354 Deckhand
    nice muttons thanks for the report.
  • CudaJuiceCudaJuice Hobe SoundPosts: 21 Greenhorn
    Also went out Friday and did well on the mutton’s! Same area just a little more shallow.  90’ 
  • CudaJuiceCudaJuice Hobe SoundPosts: 21 Greenhorn

  • Luv2BoatLuv2Boat JupiterPosts: 31 Greenhorn
    Nice job! Used to have days like this all the time out of Palm Beach inlet , not so much these days so I got to give it to you! good work!
  • earpearp Posts: 50 Greenhorn
    I need to find the muttons!
  • SloughSlough S.w. Ga./ St. JamesPosts: 4,341 Captain
    good dill, nice catch
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  • TunachaserTunachaser Posts: 153 Deckhand
    Nice work, thanks for the report 👍
  • flrangerflranger Posts: 26 Greenhorn
    What is your terminal rig for Muttons (weight, hook, leader length and #test)?
  • marlin3dmarlin3d Posts: 9 Greenhorn
    Main line 25 lb and a 30 lb leader, 6/0 double hooks, weight depends on current with just enough weight to get it to the bottom. Leader length depends on current again, 15'-20' with light current and shorter if the current is ripping
  • CudaJuiceCudaJuice Hobe SoundPosts: 21 Greenhorn
    pretty much what Marlin said, can’t add much to that.  
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