6 King Mackerel/45 Min/Insane Bite
August 18, 2015 St. Augustine 2 photos
I was fishing with Kevin Stocton and party yesterday. I'd had a friend call the night before and let me know that there were some kings at a local artificial reef that hadn't been hit hard lately. We baited up in 12 feet of water with pogies (menhaden) and headed out. I saw fish striking the surface as we approached and on the first pass we tripled up and it was game on. We landed all three (kings 10-12#s). Second pass was a double of which we lost one / caught one. Then two singles and we had all the kingfish they wanted. Left them biting to look for something different. Caught one small Atlantic Sharpnose Shark and hooked a very large fish (I suspect it was another big bull shark as it was in the same area where I've caught three on light tackle over the last couple of weeks) that was going where he/she wanted to go not paying the least bit of attention to the pressure we could put on it with 20# line, two #4 treble hooks and 18 inches of 40# cable leader, cut off after about 15 min. These big sharks usually take upwards of 2 hours on this light tackle and have to be hooked outside the mouth to even have a slight chance of getting a picture (I don't put the big sharks in the boat). The way the line was cut this shark was hooked all the way in the mouth or the line got in the mouth as it was swimming. Good angler but you can't catch them all. 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
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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.
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