From the Captain's Log: 9/23/16

September 23, 2016 by Jesse Johnson

Trip Info

The Catch
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray)

The Fox family showed up early this morning and eager to get offshore to catch red snapper. We made good time out to the Massachusetts and had a livewell full of bait in time to watch the sunrise.

The bite on the first spot was a little slow. We managed to catch 3 or 4 keeper snapper before we hooked the big fish of the day. I honestly thought it was a shark at first since it ran out away from the boat, but it turned out to be a 34” red snapper.

We hit a few more spots and by 9:30 we hit our red snapper limit and decided to search for some mangrove snapper. We got anchored up right on a good spot, got the chum working and it didn’t take long before the red snapper and trigger fish started hooking up. We caught quite a few fish, but no mangroves.

We made a little run to the east to hunt out some kings. We found many, many jellyfish. We caught 1 solid king and several bonito before we called it quits. The wind died almost completely and we were baking out there, so we made pitstop at Ft. Mcree for a little swim before heading to the dock.

I had a great time fishing with this crew, I hope we can go again next season.

Tight Lines,
Captain Jesse

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