but it was still a great trip. It wouldn’t have been the “wrong” area but for Team Banshee’s 90lb 11oz grouper/snapper benchmark that we did not get near today.
I’m really thankful to have been out there with an extremely generous gentleman who loves to bottom fish as much as I do. We took his boat and used his gas today and shared some stories and good times. Shadowgrass and my buddy Chris rounded out our 4 man team. I had to make shadowgrass leave his fly rod at home since we were supposed to be tournament fishing. Maybe that was the whole problem.
We filled the boat up with fish, but not the right kind. Chris caught two snappers. The bigger, we got a pic of that I’ll put up later.
Caught more short gags and short ARS’s than I’ve ever seen in one trip this time of year. Most of the gags were a tremendous 18 inches while the snapper ranged from 9 inches to 19 and 15/16 inches. It became laughable by the end of the day.
No keeper grouper but 3 keeper ARS and limits of everything else.
Had a great time boys, I’m glad we were able to make it out there. I’ll do better next time.