Epic Red Snapper and Triggers - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Offshore Fishing > Offshore Reports

Like Tree22Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-04-2019, 06:52 PM   #1
Member
Ruby Red Lip
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 41
Default Epic Red Snapper and Triggers

I broke my standing rule on Saturday about going offshore when the next day is forecast to be deadly, but I was having withdraw pains and the shakes so I left out of Orange Beach in search of vermilions Black snapper and triggers.

When I got to my secret black snapper hole (Mac Daddy) the bottom machine was lit up with fish from the bottom up to 30 feet off the bottom. The fish show was so good that it reminded me of when I fished the Middle Grounds 30 years ago. I started chunking while my buddy Mike started bottom fishing and within minutes he has several nice white and vermilion snapper in the box.

My first order of business was to set a flat line using my Penn 7500 30lb class rig baited with a dead pogy. I let it drift back in a chum cloud but after a few minutes of watching Mike catching nice vermilions, one after the other, I decided to close the bail and put the rod in the holder and break out my bottom fishing rig. Just as I hit bottom, I heard the unmistakable sound of my spinning rod under pressure as drag was screeching off line at a respectable rate.

I cant remember, but I either wound up the bottom rig at faster than light speed or simply threw the rod at Mike and grabbed the spinner. I do remember struggling to get the rod out of the holder it just wouldn't budge as line freight trained towards the bottom. Finally I did get it free and had one of the best battles I've had all year, well in honesty the only battle so far this year but it was a good one. Eight or ten minutes later I got the brute to the surface, a remarkable Red snapper that weighed in at 32 lbs. What a Mac-Daddy!. Broke my heart to let it go but the law is the law.

We had a great trip catching very large triggers, and various bottom fish. We were plagued with Dolphin that followed us around and seemed to turn off the bite every time it got going, but all in all a great trip for early March.
Attached Thumbnails
Epic Red Snapper and Triggers-img_2183-jpg   Epic Red Snapper and Triggers-img_2185-jpg  
The chumbucket is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-04-2019, 07:18 PM   #2
Senior Member
Trigger
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 244
Default

Great catch (and release)!
ST1300rider is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-04-2019, 07:27 PM   #3
Green Eggs And Ham
Grand Slam
 
Boat-Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,266
Default

Good grief that is an awesome snapppah! Good eats thanks for the update.
__________________
https://www.pensacolafishingforum.com/signaturepics/sigpic17230_2.gif
Boat-Dude is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-04-2019, 09:47 PM   #4
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
jack2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: my home's in alabama
Posts: 1,627
Default

did u kno the word EPIC is patented by kyleforawhile? just to let you avoid a lawsuit.

jack
__________________
I was talking to myself the other day about quitting drinking but then I thought:
Who listens to an old man who talks to himself?
jack2 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-05-2019, 07:37 AM   #5
Senior Member
Mingo
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 118
Default

Nice catch!
Riledup is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-05-2019, 08:14 AM   #6
*^* JaiBo *^*
Grand Slam
 
Jason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: (North Baker,FL) KRISPY KREME pro staff!
Posts: 27,438
Default

Sweet!!! Glad you got on multiple species!!!
__________________
Boatless Again, How long? Who knows...






Philippians 1:21

21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.


Jason is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-05-2019, 10:19 AM   #7
Senior Member
Grouper
 
PCfisher66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Crestview
Posts: 801
Default

Nice catch!!
__________________
Tod

Grady-White 257 / Twin F150's
PCfisher66 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2019, 05:00 PM   #8
Senior Member
Snapper
 
how2fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Marietta Ga
Posts: 579
Default

Man that is a stud ! Congrats
__________________
"There is only one thing that endures, and that is character "
how2fish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2019, 08:37 PM   #9
VIP of the PFF
Grand Slam
 
THE POMPANO KING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Seminole Alabama
Posts: 8,180
Default

__________________
-Russ Johnson -
THE POMPANO KING is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-08-2019, 08:24 AM   #10
Senior Member
Snapper
 
how2fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Marietta Ga
Posts: 579
Default

Man that is a stud ! Congrats
__________________
"There is only one thing that endures, and that is character "
how2fish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Labor Day Offshore Trip: Farewell Snapper & Triggers KvartekMedia Offshore Reports 4 09-12-2017 08:00 PM
Snapper and Triggers Lejet Offshore Fishing - General Q & A 3 08-28-2017 05:28 PM
Destin: Lobster, Red Snapper, Triggers, Almaco, Flounder, and no Sharks! Captain Mickey O'Reilly Spearfishing 8 06-11-2009 11:23 PM
Snapper Trapper Thanksgiving Day Eve Trip spearfisher Spearfishing 16 12-01-2008 10:19 AM
SNAPPER TRAPPER AND CHUNKY LOVE JOIN FORCES Clay-Doh Spearfishing 28 10-10-2008 11:50 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.