Latest Offshore Fishing Southwest What's Biting Now

Big Bites Offshore – Florida Athlete

Big Bites Offshore - Florida Athlete

Current Offshore Fishing Studies from the Southwest Area


Big Bites Offshore

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina

We dropped out and the primary drop was about 10 ft. The stream was virtually zero and there was no wind, however the chew was on hearth. We acquired a two-man limit in lower than 20 minutes. We went a bit of deeper into the wreck within the 130-meter water. It was stopping from the moment we acquired there till we left. The large tombs have been dropped down and it was a quick meeting for good sized amber jackets. Keith had a scorching hand and landed some nail fish. “Cudat was thick and lots of flat strains obtained cuts fairly shortly. Watching fish takes baits off the floor is all the time really exciting! We had numerous hooks, a number of doubles, some came unglued, some made a boat for a quick picture and publications.

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Southwestern Bites

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina & larrywitt

“The great weather continued for the past two days and made smooth knights in and out. It has been incredibly hot there. The bite has been pretty good. Lots of bonus money in recent days. ”Says Capt Dan Medina.

“Boy, it was hot there. The seas were flat, the only wind was running. It was lane snapper after lane snapper. I used frozen chum and after a short time, Spain showed it was cut after surgery, but some did it cooler. ”Says larrywitt. Extra detailed info could be found within the stories under.

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Snapper and Grouper

Member of Florida Sportsman: Capt Dan Medina

We ran a nice bait ball into the 60 foot area. We picked up about 100 stay Spanish and scaled sardines and a couple of runners for an excellent measurement. A number of pins and squirrels spun spirits. We dropped out and made our first waterfall 100 meters of water. Regardless of the superb show, just a few small purple factions have been introduced out. We plugged it up and we drove a number of kilometers away. We dropped down numerous feeds and again, solely a small brief pink group came out. We moved for the second quarter, and we have been rewarded with effective fats mangroves at once. The most important day went 22 ″. The chew slowed and manufactured from the second half kilometer distance traveled more groups. The tide lastly appeared to be shifting and we acquired two good teams for the first run. The second run led to the purple grouping of two different guards virtually instantly.

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Reef Stories

Florida Athlete Member: ER A / C, natecert & Joesaranti

Lately, there have been a couple of studies from including a thick 27 ″ yellow sled, hooked up to Venice with a twist, while kings are fished 4/22. Extra stories on this space may be discovered in the links under.

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Southwest Rundown

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina

The theme of the journeys was lane and porgies. The sticks remained bent from beginning to finish with a mean of 40-50 fish on ice. Few journeys acquired very wholesome and enormous carrots. Plenty of brief pink groups have been closed and released. We’ve primarily fished in the 60-65 zone from the Punta Rassa. For extra info, see the complete report of Capt Dan Medina under. For more info on Bonita Seashore fishing, see the Fishbuster Dave report under.

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Southwest Offshore Combined Luggage

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina

We dropped the yard's first daylight and acquired out of the Boca Grande passport. We tried to enter feeds, nevertheless it didn't exist. The feed scorching zone was a 50-foot space with numerous Spanish sardines, pinfish and a handful of blue runners. We pushed out to the primary stop at a distance of about 80 meters when a bunch of lanes and vermillion-snapper came. Jeremy was initially on a board with a strong 23-inch group that was caught by the squid. We returned to some areas where we continued with the snapper and a few brief pink groups, but nothing for the box. I referred to as to stop only a 110-meter area and it was a recreation. We had another six guard brains that have been 21-26 inches. A couple of lovely American pink snappers have been captured and 4 gag teams have been additionally launched. Such a door-sized launching fish was unloaded and in addition released. We exchanged gears and managed a number of snapper and a gorgeous mangrove-snapper that went over 20 ″.

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Grouper Madness 60 Miles Out

Florida Sportsman Member: csheridan6159

We went 60 miles straight from Ft. Myers on Sunday morning and greeted on flat, calm seas. We moved out 60 kilometers and 113 meters of water. Once we received you, the action was crazy. At the similar time, we obtained three to four guards. The most important of the day was 31 ″, my wife's biggest to date. He also received 29.5 ″. We reached the restrict within five minutes (all 4 columns left on the similar time they usually have been all keepers). We continued to drift a number of more occasions and we managed to throw a minimum of 12 other holders up to 27 ″. We additionally noticed all types of wildlife, including three totally different dolphins, bottlenecks, spinach and the Atlantic, in addition to widespread turtles. But something we have now seen has not happened to us on the age of 50 subsequent to the varsity. If I had a bark, I might have stopped one, so how close they have been. The only bait we used was hen in a sand perch.

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Gettin # 19659005 Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina

The fishermen of the group have been scorching to the southwest. Take a look at some current studies from customers like Capt Dan Medina and Firetruck1.

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Amberjack for Offshore Newbies

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina

We eliminated Punta Rassan at 7am and went out to stay input the very important. A dozen blue runners, some pinfish and squirrel fish rounded the spirits. The seas have been a washer with great swelling and splitting in all directions. We pushed out to the vacation spot. The little amberjack faculty acquired us virtually instantly. Tense as a reside runner and it was a recreation. We had quite a few hooks immediately, however the ratio of the fish we landed was not great. We went to 3 of the fifteen catches of fish and we had one other chief who left the boat. A few of the fish have been cutters that acquired us back into the construction after a long term. The second was a 8/0 2x robust circle hook. It was a really fun day and the blokes stayed in extremely painful and drained palms. It's exhausting to observe the bass after that! In any case, we’ll climate for us. We saw a handful of porpoises and numerous turtles, certainly one of which was an enormous leather material.

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Seeing Pink

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina

We went with 4 teams for a 3/four day journey from Bokeel. We dropped the yard out of the 630AM and made it to the top to discover a group and a snapper. The primary stop was 95 meters of water that produced the field's first guard group 24 inches. After a quick drift and only ten brief pink teams, we moved a bit of deeper. Here we spent most of our different fishing time by pulling the purple snapper and a few nice pink clusters. The large woman went a bit over 30 inches. The chew was good and secure till we acquired somewhat tiger shark. The chew then goes out like a light-weight change. We moved again just a little and we obtained good sized bands and a vermillion-snapper. A bunch of more groupers who’re caught, however all shorts. We had an excellent day in lovely weather.

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Grouper Offshore Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member: csheridan6159

We left the ocean a number of days in the past and the chew was really sluggish. I assume that the water will continue to warm up because the chew improves. Sand perch and pinfish seem to be the preferred bait, they wouldn't touch sardine. The day ended with us getting seven guards, not a nasty day at all. The smallest was 23 ″, then we had 25 ″, 26 ″, 26 ″, 26.5 ″, 27 and 28 ″. Nevertheless, all collectively we only received ten groups. I unfortunately lost a large boat. The hook broke half that I've never seen earlier than. Watch the video in the report under.

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Boca Grande Offshore

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina

We meet at Bokeelia boat ramp and went out to Boca Grande Cross with clean glass . We picked out some type of bait from our son and we ended up in search of one thing snapper and a gaggle. We made several steers that led to several collectors, two of which would have been authorized if the season. We received a set of good vermillions and band cutters and some American purple snapper. A pleasant 22 inch mangrove was added to the combination. When the anchor is put in slightly, the tide modified and referred to as for a purple group. Took another place and it lit up. It was immersed in American pink snappers. Under them there was an enormous pink faction, a couple of repatriated residence. A wonderful 34-inch greasy fish, two 26 inches and a 21-inch grouper, my two pals rounded the purple band.

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Boca Grande Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina

We carried out an exquisite, slippery and peaceful state of affairs at the Boca Grande Move. We took a handful of tomtates, pinfish, blue runners and squirrels outward. About 100 meters away we fished some rock and dwelling areas that led to effective lanes, vermillion and purple groups. Marked with a lot of fish, of which I am pretty positive that my earlier journeys have been mangroves, however acquired just one co. I am positive that the complete moon was an enormous part of the biting. We combined an honest field with respectable purple teams and misplaced 4 or five "Big Mommas" who gained them instantly into the opening or straightened the 7/0 circular hooks.

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Offshore ”Cuda, Kingfish, and Snapper

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina

We have been capable of get out of the Boca Grande Move for about 20 miles by looking for a groundbreaker. Lane snapper chew was great, and a few good sizes got here to the aspect. We also had a number of brief pink teams. Are you prepared to vary places, and the youngest fisherman didn't really feel so huge and needed to get back. We began to go in and as the boat moved, he began to feel higher. They have been invited to attempt one of the artificial reefs / wrecks again to the street. We had a superb show, and we dropped the baits at the backside in addition to landed. About 15 minutes passes and the flat line goes out. The fish turned out to be a cobia, which sadly turned unglued. We put the flat line again, and it had two hits, and a few huge hits on the bottom, which simply didn't come true. The chew slowed down, and we decided to see that we couldn't rob something. This was a perfect name. We used two strains, one with a large spoon and another with a large lipped dive plug. The dive plug received all of the motion.

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Grouper Off Fort Myers

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina

Invoice managed to organize his two guard teams for the subsequent run. At this point, we have been more than 50 kilometers from the lighthouse and decided to go back to discover a few of the earlier locations which might be burning. Low and behold, Bill attaches to a cushty round 28 inch, which was launched safely after the photograph.

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Redfish Cross Snapper Trip

Florida Sportsman Member: larrywitt

The tide was opposite the wave, not the most effective state of affairs. The water temperature was 88 degrees. Tileman first had a scorching hand, pulling the dough into a hen bowl. It was all lanes, carrots, tomtates, blue runners and a short purple faction. We tried one brief experience, and it was a purple faction, after the pink group, shorts 18 inches. We give all of the fish ten and under return down.

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Purple within the Rocks

Florida Sportsman Member: larrywitt

After a number of hits that broke my ten kilos simply, I made a decision to put in one greater hook for a medium / heavy rotating rod and a pacesetter line with a large piece of squid for bait. It hit. After a short wrestle it made me blow up a good time. I gave tango to Scott to keep the engine operating and ran 180 degrees to the fish. I feel the crew thought "fat that this will work." Once I take the rod back, in a short order we nip the fish and the high appeal begins.

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Offshore Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman Member: Kracken

The seas have been two and three ft with white caps here and there. The primary cease was about 125 ′. We dropped the squid and took a combined bag of purple and strips. We launched every little thing and left them bitten. Leads one other eight miles to 155 ft of water. Once we found them, we hardly hit the bottom earlier than someone was hooked. We easily restricted. It might have been straightforward to restrict ten occasions, but they have been all in the 17 ″ – 20 ″ range. The day's guess was eight purple snapper, one mangrove snapper, about 22 ″, ten greater vermillions, and one other massive grouper, about 30 ″. If somebody went over 45 seconds with no hook, their bait was in all probability gone. Afternoon seas and cruises round 35 km / h.

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Offshore Grouper and Snapper

Florida Sportsman Member: Kracken

We went out to 150 ′ on the large seas. You may have trimmed the pink snapper in ten minutes, but we in all probability launched ten tenants earlier than we held a couple greater. We hooked an enormous shark and received him up to the mono boat before he went to another huge run and broke down. On the best way back we marked some ground at 125 ′ and drove it. We hooked an enormous fish that pulled the hook.

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Combined Bag Journeys

Florida Sportsman: BlueWater Gear

We went out of our hometown of Sarasota and went deeper than regular. At about 200 ′, we now have a troll of nice tuna and found about 50 pounds of African Pompano. We additionally obtained a number of good pink groups and some ARS.

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Grouper and Snapper

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina

The primary cease was about 50 kilometers from the lighthouse. We pulled on the spot, and the totally different baits and sizes went down. The recent chew was in the diamond beam the place Jim put the pair on the boat for the first run. Jeremy had a monster that hit the snapper rod that hit him in the gap. Additionally a few respectable lanes snapper made a field. In the following runs, we added a couple of extra teams to the box.

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Meat Box

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina

There have been many bait faculties that have been shifting. We picked up about two dozen Spanish sardines that went with ten equidae. The primary drops have been some lane and vermillion snapper. We put a couple of in the box and continued. The subsequent cease resulted in an enormous chew, and all six of our guard groups went into the field. We lost a army exercise to some huge women, however we additionally dropped some of them to a most of 30.5 inches. We moved somewhat deeper and found some good sized lanes and vermillion within the field.

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Goliath and Amberjack Heaven

Florida Sportsman Member: Kenyakev

The skipper based a 7-foot Star Rod and Penn 4/0 roll with 80 pounds of pound and heavy nylon wire . thick thread and what appeared like a huge hook. On the Cuda aspect, it went down. Not long after that, the rod will bend and delay the lotions at a frightening tempo with me depending on my liked life.

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Grouper, Snapper, Porgies and Dolphin

Member of Florida Sportsman: Capt Dan Medina

 Grouper Level of the Day was about 60 miles in 140 + meters of water. Porgies, lane snapper, vermillion snapper and pink grouper have been all welcome at house for dinner.

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Offshore Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member: Veikx

 Offshore Fishing

Fishing has been fairly good in these years out of the 20 borders this week. Quality purple grouper up to twenty kilos, porgies eleven kilos and mangrove seven kilograms.

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Offshore Fishing

Florida Athlete: Capt Dan Medina

 Offshore Fishing

We stopped 85 ft on an excellent bottom. We received a vermilion, lanes and an infinite supply of 18-19-inch pink clusters.

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Offshore Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina

 Offshore

foot water and rewarded quite a bit by twisting the boat.

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Venetian Variety

Florida Sportsman Member: Comandante

 Venice

Fished simply half a day at this time with 52 ft of water. This was the primary king in the boat within the spring. The surface temperature was 69 degrees.

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Nearshore Reef Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman Member: larrywitt
  Nearshore Reef

Ron is hooked to a real screamer the place he had run across the boat too many occasions to rely. Beneath the anchor line, over the anchor line, close to the boat, several occasions. Lastly, we see the colour that is Cobia. He's hardly hooked.

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Surf Fishing Sharks

Florida Sportsman Member: MuskyChaser

 Surf Fishing Sharks

We dropped the baits one hour before sundown and instantly after the solar fell on my 50w started shouting. A short ten minute battle later I had an honest 6.5 ′ citrus in the sand.

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Catches of Offshore Varieties

Member of Florida Sportsman: RMD

 Offshore Catches

we went out just a little deeper for some AJ. We managed to get two holders and we might have gotten extra if it wasn't big cudoes. The extra premium was 4 wonderful darkish tuna.

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Offshore Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman Member: BlueWater Gear

 Offshore Mixed Bag

again two days ago and located the fish! Slick, calm, ran about 50 miles and received a nice combined bag. I found cobias, African birds, yellow and mangoes at the backside, and 1.3 tons (all lost all the things but head to at least one shark.)

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Sassing Some Sarasota Snapper

Member of the Florida Sportsman: BlueWater Gear

 Sarasota Snapper

as deep as 150 ′ and as little as 70 ′. A lot of the fish have been in the vary of two or three kilos, and a few fat six to seven kilos. The Chief measurement and weight didn’t appear to be meaningful as a result of the snapper inlets obtained a respiratory bar!

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Redfish Cross King and Snapper

Member of Florida Sportsman: larrywitt
  Redfish Pass King

I heard Frank yelling as a result of the line is flying in the roll . Every part he might do was closed. After a number of runs and boat journeys, you start to see the colour. This wasn't a small king!

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t . A number of the highlights have been giant mangrove 7 kg, pink corridor with scales of 17 pounds, yellow maxing 5 lbs and amberjack over 100 lb +. Aj had been caught earlier than the season was opened and it was released and its size was 68 ″.

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Venice Offshore Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman Member: nfairbank

 Venice Offshore

Water was calm, so the faculties of the cigars have been straightforward to see. We obtained sufficient distance about half an hour, then it was off on the first stop 125 ′. All in all, it was an excellent trip to an enormous gray, about 30 pounds, a 32 ″ gag group, a whole lot of mangrove up to about 6 kilos, a purple zero point about 30 ″, and a lane.

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Naples Surf Fishing Rods

Florida Athlete: MuskyChaser

 Naples Fishing Fishing Flowers

Head south to attempt the Bonita Springs / Naples space. Welp… we discovered sharks. Each night time produces a number of sharks, all blacktips. I assume we obtained them to the south. One of the best night time we had eight runs and landed five sharks.

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Cape Coral Offshore Variety

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina [19659005]   Cape Coral Offshore

We received tons and tons of groupings, lots of which have been too small to preserve. We managed some very nice as much as 28 ″, in addition to a few dozen band cutters, carrots and a few really nice sized mackerel. We've needed to stick to a different ten dish-like strips that had to return as a result of the season is closed.

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Sarasota Snapper, mackerel and groupers

Florida Athlete Member: sk018

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We Anchor 45 ft exhausting bottom. It was fantastic to chew. We used to fish principally shrimp. One massive gag was eating reside floor. Maintained one other unlawful barrel with a small dwelling squirrel fish that also produced the most important mangrove-snapper. Added a bunch of security guards, a couple of Spanish mackerels that attacked the baits on the best way down and a handful of bands and mangrove.

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Trolling and onerous bottom fishing in Sarasota

Florida Sportsman Member: BlueWater Gear

 Hard Bottom Fishing Sarasota ]

We add to all types of feeds and we acquired to 150 ′. We went to new edges and exhausting bottom surfaces and found several species. Some good mangrove-snapper and pink nails with gage, yellow, too many amberjack, small kings and a pleasant black head to hitch the ice tub.

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Cape Coral Grouper and others

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina

 Cape Coral Grouper

In response to Darwin's principle, the most important fish all the time comes to the smallest rod. This was additionally true on this journey. The most important group of 27 ″ got here in a 4,000 penny battle with a 2/0 spherical hook and a 30 lb chief. 25 ″ Grouper followed the same combination.

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Offshore Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman Member: Firetruck1

]  Offshore Mixed Bag

] We had a couple of nice toads and even a purple snapper. It hurts to release the pink snapper, however the guidelines are the principles. Compiled from 4 out of nine groups. Not much trolling. We used principally octopus and lifeless fingers to feed.

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Trolling Tuna and Bonito

Florida Sportsman Member: BlueWater Transmission

Tons birds, fish, empty the water, a large piece of bamboo, and "yellow gold", which is ginormous weed-patch, which I’ve solely seen the keys. We immediately spread and the primary three-rods are eliminated.

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Southwest Offshore: Pulley Ridge Trip

Florida Sportsman Member: NaplesSnapper

We ran tons of factors, simply stupid good on the bottom. Each place produced some fish, but hit after the motherland once we went over a randomly discovered spot. The primary stretch, my pal at the bow throws a 20 pound stamp over, another guy behind throws 12 kilos of lamb, and one other man in the center throws a 33 inch pink group on the deck.

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Southwest Offshore: Going Deep

Florida Sportsman Member: Veikx

weekend four of us long distance. Started in 200 ′ with pink grouping up to 23 pounds. The typical measurement was 18 pounds. Picked a number of giant porgies combined as nicely. Squid and Bonita strips work properly on knitting machines. Siirretty syvemmälle 450 ′ ja alkoi kiinni joitakin blueline laatat, keltainen silmä snapper, ja blackfin snapper.

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] Southwest Grouper ja Snapper

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: larrywitt

Bait oli katkarapu, kalmari, kalan päätä viimeisestä matkastani ja purkkien purkit.

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Southwest Bottom Fishing

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: Veikx

Kalastimme Fort Myersissä asuvan isän ja pojan kanssa. Kalastettu 160 ′: ssa vettä laskeutui amerikkalaisten punaisten, punaisen parterin, gag-ryhmittelijän ja valtavan leikkurin rajoihin (että he saivat minut kiinni). Koputuslautat, joissa on 60 kiloa flouroa ja jotka on valmistettu koko kalmarilla

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Run the Run


jäsen: Strippedmyclutch!

Pääsi viime vuonna löydettyyn ryhmittymän paikkaan ja se oli melko vakaa. Kävimme kaksinopeuksisilla konventionaaleilla, joissa oli 60 kiloa punos, 150 kiloa kääntyvälle 80 kilon flourolle, 10 unssin painolle ja 10/0 ympyrän koukulle. Nykyinen ja tuuli olivat suuria ja tekivät hitaasti ja helposti. Caught 4 cookie cutter gags at 33 inches, in addition to scamps 23 to 29 inches.

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Season Finale

Florida Sportsman member: Strippedmyclutch!

Snapper season extended two days meant we have been itching to get back out. Friday had some respectable rain storms and we have been hoping for better climate on Saturday 6/11. After watching the radar we stated go, go, go at 3 am, glad we didn’t name it.

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Overnight in the Gulf

Florida Sportsman member: Strippedmyclutch!

As soon as on the hook, we minimize chunks and set the chum block out while we ate some food before the mayhem began. Shortly after midnight we had two pink snapper on board that have been caught on the best way down. I threw down a vertical jig and had a pleasant 12 pounder to the boat.

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Southwest Variety

Florida Sportsman member: dccheek2112

Captain Kyle put us on the fish, wind was brutal and minimize our fishing time means down. Highlights have been a 20 pound mahi that swam up to the boat all lit up, a fats double header of yellow edge, 25 pound black, and a reasonably good queen.

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Runnin’ and Gunnin’

Florida Sportsman member: Veikx

As we rolled out to our quantity we find two boats already anchored up. Moved a number of miles to the north and commenced choosing away at nice ARS and purple grouper. Average grouper was 13 to 15 pounds. Additionally pulled up two gags with the larger one being 18 pounds, an honest scamp and couple porgies have been also added to the field.

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Mangrove Insanity

Florida Sportsman member: Veikx

We setup immediately and commenced catching some high quality mangrove snapper. 20 pound flouro on knocker rigs as well as chunking thread-fin and free lining squid worked properly for us. The most important Mangrove I pulled up weighed 7 kilos on the size with the bulk in the four to 5 pound vary with a number of smaller.

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Southwest Offshore

Florida Sportsman member: RMD

It was a bit sporty in the morning and calmed down as the day went on. We had about 25 mangos, 3 sheepshead, three tripletail, and three nice hogfish. The fish all most popular shrimp introduced on a jig head or fishfinder rig. The knocker rig didn’t fare as properly.

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Fort Myers Grouper

Florida Sportsman member: Veikx

I had a trip offshore this past Monday, with following seas we made it out to 115 ft. 5 individuals aboard, we caught their restrict of grouper up to 17 kilos. Made two stops for the grouper, did stop on a wreck to attempt to get the snapper biting but to no avail the tide switched and ran towards the wind.

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Deep Water, Big Fish

Florida Sportsman member: Veikx

Around 75 ft was where we found nice blue water and headed out right to the edge of the 20 fathom mark. Present operating towards wind and the complete moon we stored one respectable AJ for the smoker. Made three stops for purple grouper pulling in all 27″ plus fish, largest one weighed in at 18 pounds

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Southwest Offshore

Florida Sportsman member: Veikx

We have now had a strong chew on amberjack in nearshore on the factitious public numbers, the most important we landed was right in the 40 pound range. Mangrove snapper have additionally been scorching, we landed a few dozen as much as 18 inches nearshore. The kings have been hit or miss throw a free line on the market and chances are you’ll get a straggler!

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Fishing with Household

Florida Sportsman member: Angler22

With a number of ideas from Larry, some reduce threads, and reside shrimp we have been capable of have an exciting day. We caught quite a lot of fish including keeper measurement purple grouper, brief pink grouper, brief gags, flounder, good lane snappers, mangos, too many blue runners, and a cool wanting fish that I have by no means seen earlier than.

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Fort Myers Offshore Fun

Florida Sportsman member: Veikx

I took the wire off and the AJ’s began biting, the bigger ones have made an enormous push in nearer and there’s an abundance of them offshore. A number of the greater ones might have been in the 80 to 90 pound vary. Reside chumming fired every part up out there, earlier than we left the wreck a few 100 yards back there was an enormous faculty of 50 to 75 pound AJ’s cruising the waves which was fairly spectacular.

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Sarasota Cobia

Florida Sportsman member: jbsrq

We ended up anchoring on a spot in about 30 ft of water and as quickly as we received located an enormous faculty of cobia cruised by the boat. My buddy threw a bucktail jig which was shortly eaten and it was recreation on. We ended the day with 12 cobia to the boat and stored a four individual restrict of 4.

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Southwest Snapper Chew

Florida Sportsman member: larrywitt

Dropped a marker on the first quantity Med. spin rods 14 pound flouro leader, small no 2 circle hooks, squid for bait, grunt chew was prompt. Most have been small and sent again. After chum had been out for about 30 minutes or so I determine to drifted a shrimp back (keys type) only a small cut up shot , open bail simply feeding the line out with the slick.

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Southwest Hogs

Florida Sportsman member: RMD

We used our structure scan to seek out some nice ledges and rocky areas. Our first spot we landed a number of lovely shallow water gags that have been absolute monsters for being close by of land. We then converted to hoggin’ and had a banner day, getting 20 keepers to the boat.

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A Trip to West End

Florida Sportsman member: Veikx

Sunday morning we awakened and a robust breeze had kicked up from the south west, packed our issues and went out to do some more high velocity trolling on the outgoing tide. Worked our method north to Memory Rock to perform a little deep dropping, discovered some nice backside in 550′ and started catching yellow eyes!

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Southwest Bottom Chew

Florida Sportsman member: Angler22

As soon as we had our fill of that we headed back west and settle in 125 or so ft. We labored around but never really discovered something much. After a couple of stops I did boat a pleasant 31 inch pink grouper. We labored the world some more and picked up another purple at 21 inches, a stout 28 inch purple, and some shorts.

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Tangling with Triple Tail

Florida Sportsman member: voltman

I acquired up early as we speak and decided to focus on some tripletail, I caught one final week so thought I’d discover one this week ,began off dropping a bruiser and snapping a fishing rod in the process, however all in all of the spouse and I caught 4.

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Deep Water Giants

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Ross

We hit a few of my numbers that I try to fish throughout purple snapper season and hoped for the most effective. Mild seas, winds and present allowed us to drift fish the complete day.

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Due West for Grouper

Florida Sportsman member: larrywitt

The winds laid down so a sluggish drift was in order. It was fish on, first three over the edges have been all keepers. The chew was steady and in no time we had our restrict of reds of two every as much as 25 inches. in reality we needed to release 2 extra to 24 inches as we have been pulling our strains in.

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Long Runs and Big Fish

Florida Sportsman member: Veikx

We left that spot and continued in, not more then two miles we found another spike. Very comparable and could see the arduous rocky bottom down 150 ft. Did a couple of more drifts and produced some extra nice purple grouper and large scamps.

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Southwest Grouper Chew

Florida Sportsman member: RMD

We moved and anchored on a unique present and this spot was completely on hearth with pink grouper. We have been making an attempt to focus on mangos, however we couldn’t get a bait previous the purple grouper. They have been so aggressive that we had our restrict in in all probability 30 minutes or less.

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Plan B Pays Off

Florida Sportsman member: larrywitt

Strains have been dropped to the underside and there were prompt hits but no fish ever made to the surface. You would get it four to ten ft off the underside after which the rod was virtually ripped from your palms till the road would break. We have been using 60 pound important line and 80 to 100 pound chief.

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Fishing the Ledges

Florida Sportsman member: Veikx

The chew was relatively sluggish, we fished with 20lb fluorocarbon using a half-1 ouncesknocker rig on a #2 mutu mild hook. Reside pilchards have been the go to bait, we had purchased a some shrimp to attempt for any hogfish as nicely. The chew picked up after we put in a friend block, with smaller fish around 13 to 14 inches. The larger ones beginning biting as soon as we brought out the grill and cooked some scorching canine!

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Catching Whereas You Can

Florida Sportsman member: larrywitt

First spot was solely 7 miles out the place i’ve had a superb lane snapper chew plus some good flounder within the combine. We arrange on the spot the chew was constant grunts, porgys, mangrove snapper, and the first black sea bass I’ve ever seen caught on this coast.

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Night time Time Snapper Chew

Florida Sportsman member: Veikx

We used 5000 sized spinning gear with 15 ft of 20 pound flourocarbon leader. We used knocker rigs at first and then switched over to 1/zero mutu mild circle hooks free-lined with pilchards and squid. We had some high quality yellowtails for less than being in 55 ft.

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Grouper Prospecting

Florida Sportsman member: Angler22

We ended up working our method back south due west of Docs and commenced drifting round 1:00 in 75 ft of water. The purple grouper have been lively but plenty of shorts. We lastly put a keeper within the boat. Slowly we began including more keepers. At round 2:00 they turned on with us ending the day with eight keepers and 40 to 50 shorts.

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Grouper Grapple Win

Florida Sportsman member: PigskinCapt

We managed a 79 pound black to take first place. Also weighed a 23 pound gag and a 17 pound pink grouper. The gag fishing this summer time has been somewhat sluggish in the deeper water. We only managed to catch 2 gags in some areas that usually maintain some good fish. Weighed one 12 pound mutton snapper, the profitable fish was slightly below 18 kilos.

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Nearshore Mangrove Snapper

Florida Sportsman member: RMD

Discovered a pleasant little mango spot in 70 ft of water. The fish have been pretty selective in the present day. A number of mangos have been picked up on hen rigs, but the majority of fish landed have been caught on a three/8 ounce jig head tipped with stay shrimp. We also caught a handful of nice lanes, grunts, and porgies. The prize of the day was a fats hogfish.

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Venice Offshore Chew

Florida Sportsman member: perlman1234

Discussion board member perlman123 obtained into some nice fish off of Venice just lately. prospecting his new residence water, he brought house the filets! Good work.

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Groupers out of Redfish Move

Florida Sportsman member: larrywitt

Very fast drift, 8 ounces minimum to remain close to bottom. First 6 fish have been keepers, 21 to 24 inches so we worked the world until the tide stopped as did the chew. Found some good backside set out the hook and broke out the chum. Took 10 to 15 minutes to show the chew again on. By no means did go deeper as deliberate. oh properly all the time a next time. Ultimate tally 12 in the box to 25 inches.

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Hitting the Deep Water

Florida Sportsman member: ThePigskinCaptain

Made one night time spot the place we picked some nice yellowtails and some muttons. The barracudas have been ferocious and, as it’s been for the previous few months, the amberjacks and almacos have been an actual pest. Caught a 60 pound jack in 900 ft of water deep dropping.

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Fort Myers Offshore

Florida Sportsman member: GDM Phil

We acquired about 25 miles out and setup. It was non cease action all day! Between big gags, that needed to be thrown back and the pink grouper. We managed three keepers grouper, a bunch of Grover’s, lanes and grunts.

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Full Moon Grouper in the Southwest

Florida Sportsman member: larrywitt

He also brought some cat fish that he had for tarpon season on one rod for quite awhile no takers so he took it off threw it over board . Puts on a pin fish and it will get slammed! We get it on deck and what does it spit out? the cat fish we had thrown overboard. Go determine!

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Deep Trip : Swords, Sails and Black Grouper

Florida Sportsman member: Feeding Frenzy

We lately did an extended range trip from Venice, Fl to Orange Seashore, Alabama to fish around the oil rigs and did pretty nicely. The fishing in Orange Seashore was horrible as all the run-off from the mid-West’s springtime heavy rains lastly made their means down the Mississippi River and out into the Gulf. We fished the rigs 100-125 nm out and found the water to be a espresso shade and very warm. While our target quarry was yellowfin tuna and marlin, it didn’t work out. The rigs nevertheless have been very spectacular to see.

We fished three rods at various depths; all rigged with giant squid baits from Baitmaster’s of Florida. At about 11:30 pm we obtained a chew on the far right rod and had a reasonably respectable fish on the line. After a few 45 minute struggle, we had a pleasant swordfish on the chief. Seems, the silly fish ate all three baits within the spread and positively wasn’t going anyplace.

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Punta Rassa Pink Grouper & Yellowtail

Florida Sportsman member: Veikx

We headed out proper earlier than daybreak, the thunderstorms surrounded us at Punta Rassa and made it on the market regardless. For sure we didn’t get moist in any respect after breaking out the rain gear. We made a pitstop in 50 ft to load up on some pins and headed straight to the stoney. We instantly set up and acquired the chum working, in about 2-3 minutes, Joe Isley hooks up to an enormous fish. All of us are laughing proper now as we expect it is a massive blue runner or a almaco jack. Fish comes into sight and it’s a TRUE flag!! We land that sucker and it measured in at 28.5 inches the most important one i’ve seen on our coast. My document tail was 27 inches so my document was beat.. We caught two more tails, relating to bait, they have been all caught on stay shrimp tipped on 1/2 ouncesjig heads with 30 pound yozuri flouro. We booked it to some purple grouper grounds where we managed a couple pink’s nothing too huge, just barely keepers at 21-23 inches.

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New Move : Gags, Pink Grouper & Amberjack

Florida Sportsman member:capeangler

Fished someplace around 60 miles out of New Cross at the moment on a Gag specific trip. Plan was to fish a handful of ledges in the 26.** line. All bait caught the night time earlier than died, so we received out pretty late, after refilling the nicely with huge baits. Caught a restrict of Gags and even 2 Reds. All fish have been in the 30 inch + vary. Fishing was sluggish however constant till the AJ’s confirmed up and seemed to comply with us in all places. Released a dozen or so AJ’s. Lost some monster gags to the ledges as we speak. 65/60 was just a bit too mild.

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Armed Forces Grouper fishing

Florida Sportsman member:larrywitt

Had the privilege of fishing with Brooke and her dad Keith, she just completed primary and goes to her first posting.We needed to get an early start concentrating on grouper. We met at Tight Loops boat at 6am and commenced to organize for the day. I put within the numbers on his GPS for our first stop. As we have been still getting ready his boat we might see and listen to the thunder and lightning within the gulf in the direction of the south west, the precise path we have been heading. My hopes have been that it might be heading away from us WRONG!! As we have been heading out the front was shifting nearer so I made a decision to detour the Edison drop a line and see what the weather was going to offer us. Drift was really fast because of the wind requiring six to eight ounce weights to even get near the bottom.In no time Brooke was pulling fish over the gunnels, she even caught a stone crab.Wind, waves, and dark clouds Brooke by no means flinched. We might see a slight clearing in the clouds so we made the run for it. Arrived on the first quantity and dropped in our strains still three to 4 mile south drift porgys,grunts,lanes and pink shorts have been caught. seas have been laying down slightly I put in another line and made a transfer. Brooke acquired hammered on a white jig head Tight Loops placed on for her. It was enjoyable to observe.

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Wild Moon Purple Grouper

Florida Sportsman member:Bluefin

The target was purple grouper yesterday, and the day did not begin out very promising. Rounding up reside pinfish is often pretty straightforward. Not this time. After chewing up quite a little bit of time at three totally different spots, we solely managed half a dozen reside baits. I used to be starting to worry that the tremendous full moon was going to one way or the other shut down the fishing. We ran out of New Cross to about 100 ft anyway and began our drifts utilizing reside bait on one rig, and a jig and squid combo on one other.

Virtually immediately, Peter had a fish on, and a minute later I was into a fish. We had a double purple grouper hook up, except both fish have been shorts. Again I started fussing that the complete moon was going to screw up the fishing and that it’s not loads of fun to expire to 100 ft for a bunch of shorts. Nicely the action was fairly steady over the subsequent few hours. We ended up with 6 nice keepers ranging from 22 inches to 26 inches, with a bunch of shorts thrown into the combination. The type of bait used made no difference…

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Boca Grande Bottom Fishing

Florida Sportsman member:SJC

Headed 20 miles west of Boca Grande member Ptrshenry as a buddy boat. With another false forecast from NOAA it was a manageable however, not a very enjoyable experience out in a 20 ft bay boat, fortunately the seas died down by means of the day and become a stupendous day for fishing.
We stoped and a man-made reef and after a couple drifts discovered the place the fish have been holding and dropped anchor. It was lane Snapper after lane, porgy after porgy. Then the pink grouper awoke and it was non stop for about 2 hours. Lots of shorts I guess we threw back 20 that have been 18 inches or smaller than that. We did find yourself with a keeper from the group…

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Profitable Purple Snapper Trip

Florida Sportsman member: Angler Methods

It was a strong day on the water at present and an excellent begin to Purple Snapper season. On the best way out we did attempt trolling for an hour in 100 ft but without any motion we continued out to our first spot in 158 ft. First two strains down brought up two keeper fish a Purple Snapper and Scamp. The chew continued for about an hour however then slowed considerably. With keeper fish consisting of three Purple Snapper, three Scamp and two Pink Grouper we began to fret. We moved round and fished in 156 ft to 162 ft marking a multitude but catching just a few. We fished the subsequent two hours only placing two more fish on the box. Then like it typically does all craziness broke unfastened and we achieved our objective for a Pink Snapper limit. We caught 16 Grouper as much as 30 inches, three Scamps, a pleasant Mango Snapper and a 24 inch gator porgy.

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A Busy Day Offshore/robust>

Florida Sportsman member: Gamekilla

Headed out of Weeks around 7. Tried Big carlos for bait however there was no current, so we headed off to the tripod and loaded up with a number of casts of the web. Cruised past the group of boats off Knapps level and headed out to some wrecks about 12 miles offshore. It was a nasty experience out on the pathfinder however value it. Fixed motion all day with some huge kings, launched gags, bonita and amberjack. We in all probability misplaced 30-40 fish (in all probability kings) but some took us within the wreck so you by no means know. We used white bait all day and had occasions once we had three rods going off unexpectedly! It was a terrific day.

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Grouper : Southwest of Sanibel

Florida Sportsman member: conch50

Took my son and a few of his high school buddies out Sunday. Began in 80 ft and picked up a number of reds in the 22 to 24 range. Chew was not dangerous but nonetheless a number of barely 20 or just underneath that went back. Was too busy venting to get many footage and those I did get had my thumb within the center lol. Decided to attempt a couple of ledges out in about 100. Dropped down a couple of good sized pins and rods bent. Couple of good gags about 26 inches.They have been vented and sent back right down to hopefully be seen once more in a few months. I put down a light-weight rig with stay shrimp and get slammed. After a few minutes of battling up comes the most important porgy I have ever caught. One of many boys hooks up on a goliath. These guys play soccer and are all the time bragging about how a lot they will bench or squat. By the time he lastly acquired him up-5 good runs and about 30 minutes he had 2 of his buddies on the rod lifting to reel in. Within the image I’m unsure if he’s smiling due to the fish or simply that it was over with[…]

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Starting Off Grouper Season the Proper Means

Florida Sportsman member: jocofi

We hit our traditional producing grouper grounds however didn’t get much. On Sunday we caught plenty of bait, then we headed to our regular grounds again. We picked up a couple of small fish after which determined to go out a bit further to seek for new grounds. In 70 ft of water we drifted over a magical spot, surrounded by mackerel and broom stick bending grouper. We continued to run the identical drift with comparable results. Heavy leadheaded jigs tipped with numerous kinds of fish did the trick. We additionally had a dolphin hanging around us for a number of spots. A lot of the undersized fish made it safely back down however one grouper hung across the floor too lengthy and was captured.

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Venice Offshore

Florida Sportsman member: nfairbank

After a relatively late start because of the fog, managed to catch a number of baits and then off to 140 ft. First fish in the boat was an African Pompano about 27 inches.The AJ fishing was good with plenty of respectable measurement fish, 45 – 70 pounds, for all on board. After boxing our restrict of AJs, it was off to grouper fish.

The gag grouper have been biting and of course returned to stay until opening day. The juvenile purple grouper have been biting but could not discover any respectable fish. We went to some spots we fished last Friday the place caught some very nice reds up to about 18 pounds.

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Sarasota Offshore

Florida Sportsman member: Captain_Tim

Went offshore Superbowl Sunday with the intentions of catching a mako, however like all the time the weather man was flawed again, was suppose to be 10 to 15 knots with 2 to three foot seas however after hitting the 20 mile mark it was straightforward 4 to five ft with a number of 6 footers combined in. So changed plans on the best way out and decided to choose out of concentrating on a 200-to 400-pound high jumping shark and go for some snapper and amberjack.

Ended up with a 20-pound cobia, some good four-to 5-pound mango snapper, some yellowtail snapper, beeliners, porgies, AJ’s within the 30-to 40-pound class, oh and an African pompano.

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Limiting out on Purple Grouper

Florida Sportsman member: Angler Methods

Mission completed for us yesterday. The plan was to limit out on Pink Grouper earlier than the season closes at the finish of the month. We had an older boat wishing to comply with us (some history of motor points) so we needed to stay as close as potential however nonetheless get into some keeper fish. We left the dock at 7:45, broke the move by 8:30 and have been fishing by 9:10 in 75 to 80 ft[…]

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Grouper off Ft. Myers

Florida Sportsman member: nuclearfishn

Headed out past the 240 ledge. Saw too many boat out there so went another 8 miles. Picked up a couple of grouper and snapper within the 70-75 foot vary. Grouper are actual unfold out. Not one fish broke the surface all day. Caught this fat 27 inch grouper dropping a jig. Fattest grouper I have ever caught for this measurement. needed to go near 20 pounds […]

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Grouper Southwest of Sanibel

Florida Sportsman member: conch50

Went out yesterday with my 15 yr previous. Fishing 65-70 ft of water. Chew was pretty respectable and circumstances have been nearly good. Stored 4 reds with the most important 27 inches, couple of good mangroves around 17 inches. Typically when issues are breaking down or a visit doesn’t go proper, I begin complaining to myself concerning the money it takes to keep a boat. You then get a day like yesterday, lovely water with simply you and your son (and greatest good friend) and it all is sensible why it’s value it.[…]

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Sarasota Trolling Chew

Florida Sportsman member: FlatzBroke

Headed offshore Wednesday seeking a trolling chew, primarily on the lookout for wahoo and tuna. Stopped in 140 ft and located plenty of bonito. Not fairly what we have been on the lookout for so we headed out to 160 ft again, extra bonito. However, we did find a respectable dolphin. So we headed to our last spot in 180 ft that drops off to over 200 ft. As quickly as we received within the space we spot a frigate hen. Okay, issues are wanting up. I steer the boat proper underneath him and he leads me proper to the ledge, as soon as my arrival alarm sounds BAM! Tripled header of blackfins! Alright issues are wanting a lot better. Anyway, we troll round for the subsequent couple of hours or so and find yourself with at the very least 2 triple headers a number of doubles and singles. And plenty of misplaced fish too. Complete for the day was 14 blackfins, 2 pink grouper and a dolphin […]

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Tripletail Searching

Florida Sportsman member: InshoreSlam

Headed out this morning with an excellent buddy of mine for tripletail. With the livewell filled with shrimp, we headed out off the lighthouse offshore to discover a nice string of crab pots. In about 25-30 ft of water we discovered a nice string and adopted it all the best way to redfish move. Through the run we wound up seeing a visit round each 5 to six pots down. A lot of the ones we caught have been small…round 10-12 inches, however managed 2 keepers, a 15 inch and a 23 inch. We wound up catching round 7 or eight complete. It was a fantastic day, the seas have been calm and the solar was out![…]

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Extra Triple Tail Motion

Florida Sportsman member: Feeding Frenzy

The tripletail fishing this past week has been phenomenal !! I’ve fished in SW Florida for a very long time and that is the most effective season, by far. The trips have been holding on the deeper (30ft plus) lure balls. At this time, we caught 18 and saw nicely over 30 fish, with some lure balls holding a number of fish. If they weren’t greater ones, we didn’t even turn around on them. Some have been pushing the 10 lb mark over the previous 7 days or so[…]

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Monster Triple Tail off SRQ

Florida Sportsman member: Captain_Tim

Went out for a couple of hours right now with one of the mates that I work with to target some triple tail, since he advised me he has by no means caught or eaten one. So we left the dock round 12:30pm with a number of dozen hand decide shrimp in quest of some triple tail. We began operating the crab pots and with in minutes we had our first tail in the field, solely about 16 inches but a good way to start out the day. For the subsequent half hour or so we in all probability caught 7-10 shorts between 12-15 inches after which I see the beast of triple tail hanging on a buoy. We throw the most important shrimp we had on a circle hook, put it right in entrance of his nostril and he sucked it down! Ended up preventing that fish for nearly 15 min but we finally obtained him within the boat and we put him on the size to see what he weighed 18 POUNDS![…]

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Southwest Offshore; Purple Grouper,Permit

Florida Sportsman member: Veikx

We managed to make it to some pink grouper grounds out 40 miles. The early morning was brutal with the thick fog near shore. Thank god for radar, as one boat got here inside 70 ft of us buzzing by. Around 7am we have been out in search of bait, the nearer bait spots of mine had been cleaned from this previous purple tide we had. We trekked out additional to about 50′ and located a nice new spot. We Loaded the properly with hardtails and made our strategy to 80′ of water. Headed to some ledges with four-5′ of aid and bagged 4 purple grouper. Marked some new backside and then determined to go to our pink grouper grounds 11 miles further out. […]

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Motion Packed Two Day Journey

Florida Sportsman member: Captain_Tim

Across the end of September I get a name from a buddy of mine that may be a digital camera guy for a brand new fishing present that can be on NBC Sports activities in January 2013 referred to as Gaff Life. He calls me and stated they have been going to shoot a present in North Carolina however there was some dangerous weather so it obtained canceled and would I be capable of put a offshore journey together for the show? So in fact I stated hell yeah, referred to as my boss who owns the Flying Fish Fleet and I tell him what we need to do and we shortly put a visit collectively […]

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Venice Backside Chew on Hearth

Florida Sportsman member: RMD

We left New Move at around 7 a.m. and headed out to about 160 ft. Spent a couple of hours trolling and picked up a number of bonita for bait, however the pelagic chew was sluggish. Decided to modify gears and do some backside fishing which was very productive. The seas have been clean and winds have been calm, which offered good circumstances for drifting […]

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Summer time Gags

Florida Sportsman member: YoungRx

A buddy and I reluctantly decided to offer it a attempt on Saturday although all the “regulars” have been otherwise occupied and the surf was pretty loud from my place north of the Jetties (a superb indication that the seas are to be reckoned with). I simply had the engines serviced and needed to offer them some exercise previous to a deep run, so we determined to check out the circumstances and stay inside 15 to 20 miles, depending. We picked up 6 dozen handpicks and a few chum blocks, then stopped outdoors the jetties for the obligatory sabiki dip […]

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Naples Grouper and Hogs

Florida Sportsman member: Naples Spearo

Went out this past Saturday for the 4th weekend in a row with Dan (Dcheek2112) and our regular grouper diggin’ crew, along with 2 different guys which was there first journey on my boat. The plan was to do some diving/spearing and a few hook and line in between dives. We had some new spots we present in round 120 ft of water a number of weeks ago that we needed to dive and see what was down there […]

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The Darkish Night time

Florida Sportsman member: Anzuelo

Because the weekend approached we made plans to go away Friday after work. We knew that it might be a pitch black night time with the moon setting concurrently the solar, but hoped that the so-referred to as minor/minor would produce a scorching chew […]

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ARS, Gags, Wahoo, Dolphin and Mangs

Florida Sportsman member: Feeding Frenzy

The past two days offshore have been implausible. When you’ve got the power to run deep while the seasons are open, do it. As other reviews have indicated, the Gulf has been extremely flat and waves nonexistent. That being stated, it has additionally been very popular because of the lack of any wind. Drink plenty of water. We’ve got been operating simply previous the 160′ mark to our regular marks and located the underside chew to be implausible. Ars on the primary 5 drops, then the RG’s and chunky gags chimed in. We found some giant AJ’s down on the underside as nicely […]

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Purple Grouper on the Troll

Florida Sportsman member: nuclearfishn

Headed out on the lookout for gags. Was enthusiastic about the 240 ledge space, however saw method to many boats headed that approach. Began trolling about 5 miles north of the ledge in 65 ft. trolled NW out to 80 ft. Didn’t mark any new spots, however did handle four keeper reds, largest one around 26 inches caught in 75 ft. The lady out fished me again! Misplaced an enormous kingfish on the boat, and lost something huge that pulled the hook on the troll. Subsequent time I will go deeper […]

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Mangroves and Kings

Florida Sportsman member: Tight Loops

I am a new offshore man. Usually spend my time with a fly rod within the backcountry however I heard the close to shore mangrove snapper chew was going off and needed to attempt it. Attached with Larrywit and took off with the only “intel” we had which was 50 ft off of Sanibel. Hit a spot and chummed with some residence-made nuclear chum however not much motion […]

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American Pink Snapper Run

Florida Sportsman member: Angler Methods

Mission completed at this time, left the dock at 5:45AM (back by 6:00 PM), ran 54 miles out to 155 – 160 ft.. Acquired our limit at the moment on American Purple Snapper (12) to about 10 lbs, 8 Mahi Mahi, 7 Pink Grouper to 18 lbs, 3 Scamp to 10 lbs and quite a lot of other great things. Just finished having some Mahi on the grill…wonderful!!! Can’t wait to run off again.

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Out of Redfish Cross

Florida Sportsman member: larrywitt

Decided to not run means out to grouper spots. Stopped at 7 miles set the hook ,no chum slick set out not too lively pink shorts actual brief. Decided to run out to catch certainly one of Marys favourite consuming fish porgys and snapper 16 miles out, circled to seek out the suitable bottom, set the hook. Let loose the chum, down sized the chief line to 20 lb floro. small 2or 3 measurement hook lite to med spin rods took about 30 min for the fish to point out […]

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Opening Day trip of Venice

Florida Sportsman member: chico

I used to be ready for one of many guys who made it out with Joe Miller to submit something, till then, I obtained this message from one of the guys: ” All in all it was good. Joe did his traditional and put us on the fish. We limited out on the grouper and caught a bunch of good mangrove’s and lane’s. I hooked and fought a few 5-6 foot spinner shark off the back on a free line that jumped twice utterly out of the water before breaking me off about 3 minutes later […]

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Wonderful Kingfishing

Florida Sportsman member: Feeding Frenzy

Fished in the Venice Indians Grand Slam Fishing Event right now and based mostly on the climate and marine forecast decided to strictly goal Kings. Other classes included inshore (redfish and trout), snapper and Wildcard, but decided our greatest guess can be kings. After spending the better a part of four hours yesterday forged-netting mullet, we had a couple of respectable baits in the baitwell for the experience out. My buddy Kirk did an impressive job on the rod when the fish hit, touchdown this 37.2 lb King to safe our first place win in the kingfish division […]

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On the lookout for Dinner?

Florida Sportsman member: larrywitt

Properly as you realize it was not 2 footers, more like 2-four’s. Mary and I ran out to a spot we have been final week, I had the blokes catching porgy’s and grunts and good lanes. It was sort of onerous to anchor up good, set the hook and this time I combined some chum in an previous salt container put it in a friend bag to it I hooked up a 5 pound weight so I might decrease it to the underside, I used some previous purple line I had laying round (mistake) it took a few half an hour for the chew to start out […]

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Cobia and Mangs

Florida Sportsman member: Feeding Frenzy

Obtained this respectable cobia at present whereas snapper fishing on the county reefs simply off Sarasota. 20 lb check fluorocarbon chief, 1/zero circle hook and an enormous fats shrimp proper on the underside. The fish fought for 45 minutes on mild deal with. Managed about 15 or so really nice mangs (sorry no pics) and some porgy as nicely. Wanted to chum really heavy to get the chew began, almost definitely because of the large moon. Even managed an honest tripletail yesterday on the journey along the seashore […]

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Offshore from Redfish Move

Florida Sportsman member: larrywitt

Received a late begin with a crew of two from Naples. Did not depart the dock until 10AM deliberate for a brief run to catch some nice grunt for a barbeque. Stopped at about 7 miles out began catching grunts at first drop and grouper gags and reds..at round 12:30 it really laid down i instructed we run one other 10 miles to where i have had an excellent chew these days […]

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Fishing on the Wrecks

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Scott

The past week the wreck fishing has been superb. The selection of bait is frozen shrimp on a three/8 jighead. The sheepies have been within the 3 to 5 pound vary. Off these wrecks my shoppers have been pulling in some good snapper,flounder and grouper. Inshore fishing has been hit or miss. Again in the creeks has been good for reds and snook. Be sure to chum them up. The reds are round 15″to 25″ and the snook are on the small aspect […]

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