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Christmas ridge 1-22-2021

Left the dock a 2:30 am cruised at about 35 knots; conditions were 2-3ft and cold as hell lol. The ride out took about 3-4hrs. Once we got out there it was about 8am we tried a spot at 240 and no bites. We got to our second spot at 280 and we picked up that monster porgy and one a slob grouper along with some nice vermilions and some nice sized porgies, we kept picking off fish until about 9am where red snapper was all we were pulling up, it was one after another one. We must of caught well over 10 a person. After a an hour or two of picking off red snapper with everyone in awhile getting a red grouper here and there we decided to move up to 300, on the way there we set up two skirts and a deep diver and two skirts and trolled for the 4 mile gap between spots. Big wahoo hit the deep diver then spit it and went for a skirt and tangled up two lines and broke off, i saw him about 40ft from the boat and he was pretty nice sized. When we got too 300 we dropped and picked up some more porgies and a smaller red grouper. After some time at that spot we decided to go to the previous spot that has been producing. We arrived at the spot and anchored for the first time in day, after catching red snapper after red snapper i decided to use a bucktail jig with a herring on the hook in an attempt to try to get away from the red snapper. and in that first try i caught that massive red grouper, had to prop the thing on my knee, what a slob! We picked off some nice red grouper on the bucktails until the red snapper figured us out and started biting the bucktails aswell; caught the biggest red snapper on that bucktail, a **** shame their closed. Later in the day we also got plenty of triggers of the sane size as that picture but unfortunately their closed aswell. The whole time we were fishing we had a flat line out which got us that blackfin which was a personal PB for everyone on the boat for a gulf blackfin. After the red snapper figured out the bucktails i switched to a smaller vertical jig to attempt to pick off some porgy and was successful in that. Another one of us using a vertical jig got a nice cobia. Overall it was a great trip, it was our first time out to charismas ridge and it was a great experience. We will be going back in april when red grouper opens up out there again and we will try to get out farther to pulley ridge to about 600. Ps. Sorry for any grammatical errors, im at work and i had to type this up quickly for you guys. Any questions at all don't be afraid to ask! There's a lot of details i left out so just let me know.

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