Monday, September 19, 2016

Still Fishing - Snapper and Grouper

 I don't get many trips this time of year and we have had a couple of tropical systems that got more press than they deserved, but even a blind hog gets an acorn once in a while.  This trip wasa dead on the harvest moon and the bite was slow, but still nice fish and some respectable action.  My crew wasn't into Cero Mackerel which were biting nicely so we had to hunt around a while to find a current for the snapper and grouper.

As is often the case, we had to head to the west in order to get the bridge current so things were more behind the boat than the other way around.  There were some misses that could have made the trip real good, but slow and steady still worked for some nice fish, just not many.

The yellowtail never really fired up so we just peaked away for enough for appetizers and had to settle for Mangrove and Red Grouper for the main course.  An afternoon trip would most likely have been more productive with the current going deeper instead of shallow, but it was what it was.

I was disappointed with the porgie bite which is generally pretty good on a full moon and not a single hogfish which is a bit unusual.  Still, the crew learned a few things, caught some nice fish, and missed a few big boys that got them talking.  Nice day on the water.

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Tight lines,

Capt. Dallas

Update:  I just got a text from the guys and they limited out on 'tails after the currents got a little more "normal" following the peak of the moon.  There is joy in Yellowtailingville :)

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