|T O P I C R E V I E W
||Posted - 05/12/2012 : 11:24:08 PM
Had the pleasure of joining Lynnmcd and Long Enuff yesterday on the Miss Amanda for a bottom fishing excursion to the south-west banks
Met the fellas at shem creek @ 3:30 and headed out on a fairly flat ocean. Kicked back in a beanbag as we made great time out to the bait spot. For whatever reason bait was finniky maybe do to the seamonster we saw crusin around .... (cobia maybe... it was massive though)
Called it and headed out to the spot. Slow going on the drifts until Long Enuff got us a a couple nice triggers on a drop. We ended up grinding it out and boxing a total of 3 scamps (thanks to Lynn ), our limit of pinkies, and mess of joltheads, and a couple more triggers. Did battle with a few AJ's and broke off a couple of unknown monsters that remain a mystery
Sea was getting a bit angry so headed in with a bit of a bumpy ride. Made it back to Shem Creek just in time to watch some shannangins at the boat landing. Funny stuff there. All in all a fun and safe day with a couple of great guys. Can't wait to do it again.
Enjoyed some fresh grouper for dinner. Life is good
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||Posted - 05/13/2012 : 7:40:21 PM
Yep, I feel we had a great time, even though the seas were a bit rough and our bring home totals were not that great.
We caught plenty of groupers, but they were either a "no no" species or just a tad too small! I just knew we were going to have a great trigger day when Bill pulled up double triggers shortly after stopping. Wrong!! ha
That's fishing, though! We'll get 'em next time, or the next time!
After we threw the hook out, catching did get a little better. The live bait rod caught a couple nice fish. It also caught a 4-5' shark. Of course, what bottom bumpin' day would be complete without catching a couple of fighting AJs! We also managed to gaff and release a couple of lionfish!
I can't wait to get back out there, on a smoother, more productive day!!
I enjoyed the ride back in, also. At least the hour or so that I was taking a nap while Bill was at the helm!
Andy, we will get out there soooooon!!
Adam, I think that Hanckel got the Miss Amanda straightened out this time!!
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||Posted - 05/13/2012 : 4:50:54 PM
Glad to see the Miss Amanda and crew are back! Look forward to being on board, soon, very, very soon!
"The problem that infuriates you the most is the one you are meant to solve."
||Posted - 05/13/2012 : 08:11:24 AM
I enjoyed it as well, especially the ride back in!
||Posted - 05/13/2012 : 06:57:23 AM
Glad you guys had a great day. I'm also glad to hear the Miss Amanda made it out and back with no issues. A day with Trigga's and Grouper is always a good day!!