I took a father and his 2 sons out to the reef today. The water clarity was amazing and sea temperature was 82 degrees. Seas were dead flat with a very slight breeze current was running pretty ...More
I took a father and his 2 sons out to the reef today. The water clarity was amazing and sea temperature was 82 degrees. Seas were dead flat with a very slight breeze current was running pretty good requiring 6 ounces of lead t ho; d bottom. The oldest boy was 14 neither had fished in the ocean before. We started at the 6 mile reef off Fort Pierce Fla not many snapper there but lots of nice size barracuda, since they were staying at Club Med and couldn't take fish home with them We tried to hook up with one of the barracudas. We had several hook ups but the kept biting off finally we hooked one in the corner of the mouth and got him to the boat. I netted him, took a few pictures and then released him back. From there we headed to the snapper hole where they caught a lot of vermilion snappers and a few lane snapper. They also caught a lot of trigger fish. The oldest son also caught a real nice size porgy. All the fish were released. Some storms started forming so we headed in, Using the radar to guild us around the storms we were able to stay dry.
Took 2 couples out to the snapper hole Caught a 40" cobia a couple of large Bonita a hind grouper and lots of trigger fish and vermilion snapper
I took a couple from Texas out to the north end of the snapper hole. This was their first fishing trip in the ocean. Seas were 2 to 3 foot and the current was running fairly strong, we were near a ...More
I took a couple from Texas out to the north end of the snapper hole. This was their first fishing trip in the ocean. Seas were 2 to 3 foot and the current was running fairly strong, we were near a new moon. The sea temperature was 79 degrees and water clarity was about 15 feet. We started in 80 feet of water and then moved out to 100 foot depth. At the 80 foot mark they caught a lot of grunts which we used for both live bait and cut bait. We also caught a lot of vermilion snapper all of which were short. When we got to the 100 foot depth they dropped the lines in and immediately caught a true red snapper. They also started catching nice size trigger fish. They were using a 3 hook chicken rig with 8 ounces of lead to hold bottom. They had cut grunt and cut squid for bait. Twice they caught 2 red snappers at the same time on the chicken rig, the first time it was a 15’ and a 23” red snapper. The second time they caught 2 on one rig the guy had a real hard time getting it to the boat, when he got it to the boat it was 2 real nice red snappers one was 15” the other 27”. When we were done they caught and released 11 red snapper most of them between 20” and 27”I used a vent tool to release the air from their blatter. I picked them up from Club Med so they couldn’t keep any fish so even the trigger fish were released.