Capt. James reports that the sold-out Gulfstar and its passengers enjoyed a beautiful, calm ride south to the fishing grounds but by sunup the winds began to howl and never let up. They started out the 1st day in 1250′ of water with a slow bite but managed to boat some Rosefish and a nice Golden Tile. Around noon, the captain decided to run inside to shallower water, 750′ improved the bite and though it was by no means “on fire” our anglers hooked into some Snowy and Yellowedge Groupers, Gray Tilefish and a nice Warsaw Grouper. At first light they pulled anchor and started fishing. The first couple of drifts caught some nice fish and saw a lot of break-offs. With the bite still draggy, Capt James made yet another move which proved to be the right one with a flurry of nice Queen Snapper, Yellowedge and Scamp, more gray Tilefish, Amberjack and a King Mackerel.  Despite the rough conditions, the customers left happy with their haul and calling this trip a success!

Jackpot Fish:

Kevin B. of Georgia- 42lb Amberjack

Scott M. of Sarasota- 38lb Warsaw Grouper