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WEST END TRIP 6/19 TO 6/23

Our trip was great cruised 32 mph and did the crossing
in 2 1/2 hours.We meet 21 other boats at Blue Marlin Cove.
All we do is deep drop as we put on a fish fry for the entire
group.The bite was great we got about 11 Queens a day
some up to 27 in.Silkies were also chewing good.The YELLOW
Eye bite was ok but just cleaning the bait off,even switching
to smaller hooks.Got sharked a couple of times loosing rigs.
On the way back saw a big whale got some pics.Great time
alot of partying with friends.PICS TO COME



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  • catchemupcatchemup Posts: 484 Deckhand
    First trip to that part of the island...can I ask the approx depth for the queens and yellow eyes as a general reference.  Also did you actually mark the fish? Any other info / help sincerely appreciated . Thanks
  • FrydaddyFrydaddy Boynton BeachPosts: 659 Officer
    thanks for sharing. awesome trip
  • Plastered2850Plastered2850 Posts: 1,842 Captain
    catchemup said:
    First trip to that part of the island...can I ask the approx depth for the queens and yellow eyes as a general reference.  Also did you actually mark the fish? Any other info / help sincerely appreciated . Thanks
    Steve sent PM
  • catchemupcatchemup Posts: 484 Deckhand
    edited July 2019 #6
    A couple of questions for seasoned deep droppers. 

    I never use red lights as they disappear  at shallow depths and generally just use white or blue lights. Do you have a favored color for your strobe lights?

    Also regarding identifying  yellow eye and silk snappers...the top informative post indicates them as two different species. I've caught what we call yellow eyes for years  but not certain the difference to silkies.  The following adds to my confusion. The online FWC fish identification website shows silk snapper but does not show yellow eye. The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council also  illustrates silk snapper but not yellow eye, but their ID chart lists yellow eye snapper  as an aka for "silk snapper”. My take away is that  they are one and the same species. Any clarification appreciated.
  • catchemupcatchemup Posts: 484 Deckhand
    cknowles673
    "Can't wait to see pics. Sounds like a great trip!"


    Posted now at top of thread by Gatekeeper.
  • Plastered2850Plastered2850 Posts: 1,842 Captain
    Catchemup check your pm and email
  • Plastered2850Plastered2850 Posts: 1,842 Captain
    catchemup said:
    A couple of questions for seasoned deep droppers. 

    I never use red lights as they disappear  at shallow depths and generally just use white or blue lights. Do you have a favored color for your strobe lights?

    Also regarding identifying  yellow eye and silk snappers...the top informative post indicates them as two different species. I've caught what we call yellow eyes for years  but not certain the difference to silkies.  The following adds to my confusion. The online FWC fish identification website shows silk snapper but does not show yellow eye. The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council also  illustrates silk snapper but not yellow eye, but their ID chart lists yellow eye snapper  as an aka for "silk snapper”. My take away is that  they are one and the same species. Any clarification appreciated.
    The Silkies are the ones in the pic with the eyes
     popped out 1280 to 800 
  • TunachaserTunachaser LoxahatcheePosts: 270 Deckhand
    Nice trip, looks like tons of fun👍
  • Plastered2850Plastered2850 Posts: 1,842 Captain
    Catchemup hope those #s work out
    for you.
  • catchemupcatchemup Posts: 484 Deckhand
    Catchemup hope those #s work out
    for you.
    Thanks Plastered ...please see my Westend post. Thanks again.
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