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Long run , calm seas C. River 2/25/21

capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 10,770 Moderator
Been a long time due to weather and closing of grouper among "other" things since fishing the gulf.
JTS (John) was wanting to run his boat so we picked yesterday.  Good choice !


Was chilly heading out at 8am but calm enough , so we ran to a rock in 53'. And , someone was fishing it...
Ran 7 miles farther and set the hook on a good looking spot. I tried a new hogfish rig I dreamed up that has a small pink float above the bait as an attractor ?  Well , it worked but no hogs at first. Grunts , small grouper and a big flounder came to it. 
It needs a little tweaking but shows promise. 

Box was steadily filling with more BIG grunts and another flounder and mangrove snapper. 



Made a couple of moves there with about 5 hogfish caught (all short) and more grunts. Left for another stop in 36' and small snapper , and hogs etc. there. Water was 63 all day incoming tide all morning and swapped out about 2:30 . Shrimp was the main bait. Seen a couple of decent bait schools deep so that's encouraging. Water was super clear. Could see bottom in 35'.
Thanks to JTS for the ride !
"You'll get your weather"

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