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Old 02-16-2011, 05:22 PM   #1
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Will be buying a boat in the near future and would like to know what I can expect to catch around the Mass and the barges. Not wanting to get too far out in a 19 footer.... Wife may not like the looks of it when we start heading out. She's a bass n bream'r. Thank you for your help
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:28 PM   #2
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In the summertime I have caught Spanish Mackeral there, King Mackeral (small ones) bluefish, ladyfish, sheepshead, a cobia, mangrove snapper, a nurse shark, and several bull sharks. Diving on it I have seen 2 red snapper and a Jewfish. I hope this helps. Make sure you don't run over it and rip a hole in your hull, or anchor directly in it unless you want to swim to free your anchor.
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also the number one bouy has produced sailfish drift fishing. not sure what time of year, thats just what i have heard. and during the summer, get you some gotchas and troll them along the beaches and its a blast.
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X2 on FenderBender's recommendation about watching the area. A charter boat ripped a hole in the hull a few years back. Could ruin your day. If the tide is low you can see the current ripping around the top that is near the surface.
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X2 on FenderBender's recommendation about watching the area. A charter boat ripped a hole in the hull a few years back. Could ruin your day. If the tide is low you can see the current ripping around the top that is near the surface.
That current ripping over the top looks a lot like bait fish being chased so don't let it fool you.
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I've caught plenty of baitfish around there, but never really fished it. It's always been too crowded. But as far as trolling around that area, I've caught plenty of kings and spanish. Last year I caught a wahoo not too far out from there in my 20ft Polar.
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The buoy isn't on the wreck, the wreck sticks out of the water or just under a few inches depending on tide. So be careful and go slow when you are getting close to it. As far as fish goes you would probably be better off fishing the bay and pass.
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this is last week. On summer tides you won't even see it untill it's too late...you'all be carefull. Sealark, hows the reef seating again?..more like facing south east isn't it?...

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Old 02-23-2011, 07:54 PM   #9
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The photo says 1000 words. Beware around the USS Mass.
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:28 PM   #10
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i got a 40 lb king there year before last, something took him back down for 10 min i got about 15 lbs, other fish got rest
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