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Grocery Shopping off Ocean Reef

My friend's son wanted to do some fishing and hopefully take some back home before he leaves for Wisconsin tomorrow.  Had a late start and didn't get to the reef until 11:00.  First stop was in 42' to see if any mangroves had showed up yet, but it's still too early.  Fished another spot in 57' where we had a gazillion Needlessfish taking our YT baits, and when it wasn't those it was the filefish or chubs.  Went to my sure spot a little farther south and had no trash fish.  Perfect current and ballyhoo everywhere, and no sharks!  While the others flatlined for YT off the stern, I was the bottom googan and fished ballyhoo for a mutton or mangrove.  Got this nice mangrove:

and a mutton:

but also released 3 of these and lost another on the bottom.  Come May 1st I probably can't find one to save my life!


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