This Red Snapper trip left the dock on 6/9/23 at 10pm. Once again, the weather was wonderful. The seas were calm at only 1ft or less, and we were all very happy that continued throughout the trip.
We started fishing a little after sunrise. The first spot was pretty good, it produced some nice Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper (aka Mango) and some Gags that had to go back (sadly) and some very pretty Creole fish. We were off to a good start!
The next few spots provided some interesting variety, Hogfish, Sand Tilefish, Mangos, Yellowtail Snapper and some big Red Snapper. The afternoon bite seemed to be a little bit more difficult. Even though we had a fairly consistent bite with a variety of species, Strawberry Grouper, Rock Hind, Vermilion Snapper (B-liners), Hogfish, Mangos and Red Grouper. The Red Snapper had stopped chewing, but we were still getting coolers filled up with a wonderful variety of fish.
The next location was a wreck in about 150 ft of water, shortly after stopping it total was Red Snapper mayhem. Everyone’s rod on the boat was doubled over with large Red Snapper! That spot really made the trip, there were fish everywhere. We finished our boat limit, and it was time to move back into the Middle Grounds.
The rest of the night was good, we landed lots of nice Mangos, Yellowtail, big B-liners, Red Grouper and releasing more nice Red Snapper.
It was another great trip, and all the customers had an awesome time!
Tight lines and good times!
Capt. Ché Ruble
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