6/4/11 report - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Blue Water Fishing > Blue Water Reports

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-05-2011, 09:18 PM   #1
Member
Ruby Red Lip
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 67
Default 6/4/11 report

Left out of Sportsman's at 6:00 a.m. with a crew of five, including two guys who hadn't done much salt water fishing (one was from Indiana). Conditions were just about perfect. We stopped in about 100 feet of water and quickly put some nice snapper in the box (along with some triggers - one the size of a garbage can lid). It was good to bend a pole right of the bat, but we were eager to get to blue water and left them biting a few fish short of our limit.

Ran out to the dumping grounds looking for a rip that was showing up on Roffs. Well, sure enough, as soon as we came off plane we picked up a very nice, well defined weedline in pretty water. This thing went on for miles and miles, not sure we ever found the end of it. We put out a pelagic spread and followed the weedline east towards the Spur.

As pretty as it looked, large stretches of the weedline seemed pretty lifeless. However, there were some really large patches of weed and those were holding bait. After trolling for about an hour we got a mystery knockdown with no hookup, and a few minutes later a big dolphin came rushing out from under the weeds and slammed a pink and white Islander / ballyhoo combo. Really cool to watch that bite happen. The angler from Indiana was up, and watching that fish jump just about blew his mind. Unfortunately, the fish took line back into the weed and during the last half of the fight the fish was hamstrung by a huge clump of grass that was hung on the swivel. So, he was pretty green when we got the gaff in him. We swung him right into the box, and he flipped right back out, doing the whole dolphin goes berserk on the deck routine. I had to hit him with the fish bat numerous times to get him settled down. THAT really blew the Indiana angler's mind.

In typical fashion for us, nobody thought to take a single picture. Fish was quality though, at least 35 lbs if not 40.

It was hot and oily calm as we continued trolling down the weedline with no other action. There were a few other boats out there, but not many. At one point, we noticed a huge commotion off to the south, a school of big yellowfin were busting all over something, and they were headed our way. I figured they would sound well before reaching us, but they continued busting and skyrocketing almost right up to us and all through our spread. The sight of those huge fish launching out of the water is something else, and we were all holding our breath as they approached. However, whatever they were after was more interesting than our ballyhoo, we didn't get a single bite. They sounded right after that and we never saw them come up again.

We worked the weedline pretty hard with no further action. Even when we tried to jig up some chicken dolphin huge hardtails kept beating them to the hook. Our newbies had a blast catching them on light spinning tackle. It finally got so hot that we had to put out a high speed wahoo spread and head back north just to get a breeze going. No luck. Hit some deep water spots for mingo on the way in but the bite was slow - the only thing they would hit was one of those weird looking Shimano Lucanus (sp?) jigs. That thing got bit all day by just about everything - snapper, triggers, mingos, and even a very large bonita almost at the boat.

The west wind had really picked up by later afternoon and the ride in was a little rough and slow. All in all, though, a great day on the water, and our guests had a blast. I hope somebody pulled a billfish off of that rip b/c it sure was pretty.
LRAD is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
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




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:57 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.