PHEW is all I can say!! The wind has been blowing for 10 days or so and it has made things very interesting to say the least. Seas have been an average of 5’ to 8’ and depending on what the tide is doing {outgoing} has been 10’. Now if you can imagine a 10’ wave in 12’ of water you will understand our pain. On the bright side of things fishing has been outstanding! I have been doing all reef and bottom fishing lately as it seems to be the most comfortable for all involved. I have been setting the anchor in about 80’ and giving lots of scope, of course, sitting in 55’. It has worked out rather well, the yellowtail are chewing. The fish have been ranging from 2lb up to 4lb, real nice class of snapper, also lots of small cero mackerels and a handful of 8 to 10lb king mackerels. The bottom has been fun and holding some Cobia and a few Grouper.

Check out the nice Nassau Grouper we caught and released {endangered} beautiful fish, he ate a small grunt. Again I have to say these new Torque rods are awesome, the action is perfect. We have also been catching several 8 to 10lb mutton snappers. The Gotcha lures continue to be a very productive lure for us, seems as if the dirtier the water gets the better they work…hmmmm go figure. The reef is alive & just a little rough. We are supposed to start getting a little relief starting Monday so we shall see. The nice part is that the fishing should continue to be very productive and hopefully, we can get offshore. I’m certain there will be a pretty good Dolphin bite as well as the Tunas. We are taking a few days off as we are beat up! But we will be back at it starting Wednesday as we are going to be doing quite a few Swordfish trips the next Two weeks…so stay tuned. Hopefully the winds will go away for some time, it would sure help!!

Capt.John Oughton – THAT’S RIGHT
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