After Tropical storm Isaac and having to cancel our last scheduled Swordfish trip of the year, Captain Rich was excited to get back on the water. Instead of our normal barbeque and fish story session at the dock, Capt. Rich decided we needed to leave early, so we cooked dinner while under way.
With East winds and following seas, we arrived at the middle grounds quickly and comfortably. The Mangrove Snapper were all between 2 and 4 pounds, mixed in the Mangrove bite was Red Grouper, Amberjack and Porgies. The Mangrove Snapper bite was steady until about 8am Saturday morning. The bite Saturday morning gave us a Gag Grouper around 30#’s and a few others between 8-10 lbs. Along with same nice Red Grouper and a few Porgies. Having a good amount of fish already on board, Capt. Rich decided, we needed to fish deeper water and search for bigger fish, so we fished our way to the Elbow. Doug Nail caught a nice Mutton about 12 lbs, and Chuck Bastak pulled up a good 22 lb Cobia. The Elbow also produced Scamp Grouper, Red Grouper and some VERY large Vermillion Snappers, Porgies & Amberjack, there were a few Yellowtail Snappers, that came over the rail too, The fishermen all had a great time.
This got Capt. Rich to thinking………..The fishing was really good, and we have good weather coming up this weekend, so why don’t I make it another special Elbow trip” And so it is, the trip scheduled for 9/21-9/23 is now officially an Elbow trip, but, there are only 10 spots left.
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