grouper snapper and porgies

September 15, 2016 by Daniel Medina

Trip Info

The Catch
Grouper (Red)
Scup (Porgy)
Snapper (Vermilion)

We met up at Cape Yacht Club at 530am sharp. We pushed off shortly thereafter and made our run in the dark out thru redfish pass. We had friendly skies and seas with some small rollers and 2 footers on the way out. We made our way out to 70 ft to look for some snapper and grouper to take back home. We had a fairly steady bite, with good lanes coming up with with a keeper red grouper after the first drift. We made one more drift which equated to a couple more snapper and a porgy for the fish box.

We pushed on out another 14 miles or so to an area ive caught some really nice grouper and snapper. We proceeded to catch more nice lane snapper to 16” and a few more legal grouper for the box. Both the guys got taken to town by what were surefire firetruck red grouper or large gags. We got the hookups but couldn’t keep the fish from getting back to their hole/breaking us off on the bottom. 0-7 today on the big boys. We did get a surprise baby thresher shark that hit a butterflyed bait fish 1/2 way off the bottom on the upward retrieve.

The ride back in was phenomenal with seas laying down to 1-2s.

Final tally in the fish box was 3 red grouper, 3 jolthead porgies, 2 dozen lane snapper and a couple vermillion snapper. Some good eats in their future.

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