Had A Little Fun With Some Newbie’s

Discussion in 'Offshore Fishing Reports' started by Angler Systems, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. Angler Systems

    Angler Systems Senior Member

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    I had a couple friends who have done very little offshore fishing and as such my son & I felt it only appropriate that I introduce them to a species that will give a little pull. We left the dock Friday morning around 7:30 and were met by relatively nice conditions….at least for the first part of the trip.

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    By 9:00 we had loaded the bait well with about 2 dozen nice sized Runners and proceeded to run out to the Springs +/- 32 miles out. We had a following increasing sea with winds in the 14 to 16 mph range so I knew a portion of the ride back would not be all that enjoyable but my crew was game so we continued. Once we arrived at the Springs I set up a drift and proceeded to put out some baits at varying depths. I like fishing for Jacks with relatively light tackle 20 and 30 lb mono and 5 to 6 feet of 40 lb fluoro leader & 2 oz. sinkers. As we passed over the Spings and I saw the fish finder light up I knew they would be in for some fun. Every drift we caught fish and had several double hook-ups. We fished until the bait was gone and caught a bunch of fish. Even saw a large Kingfish sky after a Runner but it broke off.

    Warren had the first fish…

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    Warren’s largest fish caught....ever!

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    Matt’s turn….

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    Rich’s turn….

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    Rich’s largest AJ and largest fish caught ever!

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    Matt’s fish back at the dock.

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    We also fished a hard bottom area for maybe an hour on the way back in and caught a couple dozen or so Red Grouper on cut bait, most being 16” to 19” with one 21” keeper.

    It was a great introduction to the offshore game and the guys had a great time.

    Jeff
     
  2. fishr1989

    fishr1989 Senior Member

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    nice fish, and the weather looks pretty good too