4 hr Offshore Live Bait Trolling
July 20, 2015 St. Augustine 2 photos
I fished with Roxanne, Susan and Noah today. We started out catching live bait (menhaden aka pogies) in a backwater area. Bait has been hit or miss the last couple of days and we were lucky to get a couple dozen good ones. The run out to the 9 mile area was a breeze (no pun intended) and we were fishing in 20 minutes or so. First strike came after just a few minutes and was only on for a 100 yard or so run before something bit it off (barracuda eating our king mackerel). We then had a double on the outriggers (which turned into just one and a tangle with the other rigger) that I had to hand line in the last 20 feet, king mackerel that weighted 22.0 pounds. Next up was a snake (small king) on the down rigger then back to the outrigger (20#s 14oz). A short dry spell then another on the outrigger (12#s) and one on the downrigger (19#s4oz). We were just about out of pogies at this point and the downrigger screamed off again. Pulled the hooks next to the boat on a kingfish that looked to be about mid teens. At this point we decided to go look for an Amberjack with what live bait we had left and what little time we had left. Made one drift over some structure and caught/released a short Amberjack about 25"s. Time up. We had a very fast paced morning to be sure. Lets go fishing. See you on the pond. Capt. Guy
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Other reports from this captain
Other reports from this captain
Big Redfish and a Giant Sunfish ( MolaMo
March 16, 2021
Steph and Gina (with the big red) fished a 4 hr offshore with the MisStress out of St. Augustine FL last Monday (15MAR’21). We fished 9 miles out and caught weakfish, black sea bass, red snapper (season closed), a grouper (season closed) and went 1 for 4 on the big teds. It was Gina’s birthday so it was her turn. The ocean was “ Lake Atlantic” for us and on the ride in we saw a large fin come up and I swung the boat around to investigate, it was a Giant Sunfish (approx 4-500 pounds). This is only the 4th one of these I’ve seen in less than 200’ of water. FANTASTIC end to a very good day.
More Weakfish Released Than We Kept
March 14, 2021
We decided to fish a little closer in due to forcasted increasing seas (was actually 2-3’ all day and was forcast 3-5’). Pulled up to an offsore spot only a few miles out and it was “Game On” from the first bait hitting the bottom. We fished light 10# spinners to match the tackle to the fish. Useing 1/4 and 3/8 once jigs in 30’ of water it was a blast catching 1-3+ pound weakies. We had a couple of short black sea bass as well and a couple bites we couldn’t turn too. Kept 53 and released in good shape over 100. Excellent fishing in anyones book.
Fine bite in St Augustine on MisStress
February 16, 2020
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