|05-24-2004, 06:52 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Jax Fla
Left St. Augustine at 0600 headed to a day of all published spots .The daymaker/heartbreak was to see a the bubblewatcher/captain hook a 26# Genuine by 7:30 just before we did our 1st dive.We hit some nice fish ,an AJ,a 20# plus Gag and a 10# snapper.Next we hit a plane offshore 15 more miles ,I got 2 16# grouper and missed seeing the other fella have a Huge gag escape into the fuselage.Came back inshore as the seas had become too sporty for my boat.Did another dive and picked up my"almost" 16.3# Genuine and had a tank and half to look on filling the sheep/trigger and final grouper/snapper.
Just could not find a single legal scamp or other grouper and the mangoes inshore run 1-4 lbs usually.With no hogs,a little sheepie,a little mango and no third grouper I was outta luck at 64.6 still OK for first tourney,but I did learn a coupla things.
1being fill the catagories,Duh.
2 predive sheephead,I hadn't dove inshore in several weeks.
3 60# of ice per shooter is what it takes on a decent day.
It was a pleasure to meet new folks and see a strong (and vocal)NE Fla presence,every shop was represented.Scott and committee did a great job,the tourney was awesome.It was cool to see the weigh-in and here the oohs and ahs.The wives had a great time watching the weigh-in and looking at the SUPER prize table.
All in all a great time.
If you keep your mind sufficiently open,people will throw a lot of rubbish into it--William A. Orton
It is entirely appropriate to set up sensible boundaries around our own beliefs and values-The object of open-mindedness is not to let the wind whistle between my ears--Carol Hegarty
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