Nice Gag and Snapper

June 08, 2016 by E. Rogers

Trip Info

The Catch
Grouper (Gag)
Snapper (Red)

The Gulf was a little rough early on but soon flattened out.  We went 20 miles to the SW to a grouper spot I had planned to check out.  The first casualty was Kale who became sea sick and spent the rest of the day checking out the bottom of my Home Depot bucket.  He occasionally tried to come out to visit us but enjoyed the cabin most of the day. 

Charles dropped down when we first came up on the spot and hooked up on something huge.  He fought it for a while but unfortunately it got off!  The second drop was great.  He hooked into a very large snapper.  The day was getting good. When he dropped the 3rd time he hooked into a very large gag grouper.  The fish was 20 lbs and gorgeous!!!

The rest of the day was uneventful until we were coming back to the dock.  We were passing under the Brooks Bridge when a body fell from the bridge….missing my boat by about 30 ft.  We all did a rescue and deposited the drunk individual at the dock….he was instantly picked up by the Sheriffs deputy.  I am sure Mr. Intoxicated is sobering up somewhere at the jail.

We cleaned the fish and Charles and Kale were happy with their large bags of filets!  Can hardly wait to go out again tomorrow and do it all over again. 

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