View Full Version : Feeling around on the bottom we found these
03-07-2004, 07:23 PM
The ocean was flat for a change. But the vis was somwhere between ten and twenty. Water temp @ 70. We thought we would get skunked when after the first half tank we came up with nothing. But we relaxed a little with an hour freediving and then went back to slaying with the tanks. The big fish were taken in 70 fsw. I shot the red in about 50 fsw.
03-07-2004, 07:25 PM
Jeff shot this beauty from next a ledge on the sand. After a small wrestling match Kezdiver cmae home with dinner. 30 inches of Mutton love to share with the roomies.
03-07-2004, 07:27 PM
This grouper had been well fed by the hook and liners earlier today. He had four shrimp, three sardines and a yellowtail in his gut.
03-07-2004, 07:33 PM
03-07-2004, 07:46 PM
yep it turned out to be a decent day.
i guess you could say i "jinxed" us by saying..."have we ever been skunked on a whole day?"
i guess that tricked the fish into thinking we were just playing:D
saw some other decent fish, a nice big black that disappeared before i could even move my gun, and a yellowfin that we chased around a bit.
the near "extinct" hogs were out in force. although with the vis it was hard to even find those. we both managed a triple play on those
that mutton is the biggest i've seen landed, i'm pretty happy
03-07-2004, 08:23 PM
where did you go out from?
03-08-2004, 06:43 AM
left out of sugarloaf
started out off american shoal, moved down to pelican shoal then back for a last crack at american.
vis cleared up decent on the bottom in the afternoon on american...but was pea soup on the top 15ft
03-08-2004, 07:36 AM
from the sea
03-08-2004, 02:13 PM
nice fish i cant wate till summer so i can go out every day
03-08-2004, 02:34 PM
Great mutton! Looks like you guys had a nice day!
The red I got on Saturday spit out an octopus on the boat, but I doubt that was from a hook and liner.
03-08-2004, 02:57 PM
Nice mutton, I cant wait to get my finger on the trigger again. soon.
03-09-2004, 09:03 PM
Nice fish . Reading of your your Keys hunt got got us all worked up AGAIN. unfortunately we wont be draggin the boat back down your way till Mini season. Keep kill pix coming for us yankees to agonize over.
03-10-2004, 07:35 AM
if the weather would freaking cooperate...:mad:
i've got some great numbers burning a hole in my "lil black book"
too bad they are shallow and the vis is less then 15'
03-15-2004, 07:19 PM
As I sit here @ my pc and dive vicasiously with you guys, I smell the sweet aroma of that mutton on the grill, and remember the tender morsels falling from my fork @ your table. ZZZZzzzzzzzz-:o Wahaat? Gotta go take out the trash:mad: See-ya.
03-17-2004, 07:33 PM
since both you guys are locals around there...
do you know a spot in summerland key right off the boundary of looe key on north side where there is like a 2-7 high ledge running .5 to 1 mile long in like 30 ft of water..i always see alot of boats on my spot so i know its no secret and wondered if there still any big skittish blacks there?
03-18-2004, 05:55 AM
Was in that spot about a month ago, and there were four very skittish blacks when we first dropped down. Couldn't get a good shot off.
03-19-2004, 01:44 PM
you must be thinking of Big Pine shoal? i can't say that i can think of a ledge like you describe...
;) but give me the numbers and i could let ya know how the fish taste from it
there is a real nice ledge farther up the reef, where the red can is located (1.5miles from looe).
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