22 March Offshore Fort Lauderdale
Upon arriving in the strike zone -- 220+ ft of water, the fish finder lite up with activity. Unfortunately, most of it had lockjaw. One cloud of marks turned out to be a huge school of triggerfish. We were jigging for about an hour with just a couple Little Tunny and an Almaco between us. It took some work to get a bite, but finally, we hit some quality fish including a grouper and some big AJ's which we released.
Had the Gag Grouper been in season, it would have gone home. With nothing in the fish bags, we kept jigging working our way out deeper....all the way to 450ft. We found the take home fish in 380ft, both on the slow pitch and speed jigs.
Including Blackfin Tuna and Atlantic Bonito
Overall it was slow fishing, but with consistent efforts, we manage to catch a few. Any day we bring sushi home is a good day