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Old 11-22-2015, 02:12 PM   #1
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:USA Every Florida Fisherman ll deep-drop-pelagic trip to date has been absolutely outstanding. 11/19/15 marks the last three day overnight trip of the 2015 season. Come along as we take a good look at the pictures from yet another trip 'Never to be forgotten.' This is our Florida.
Before heading for really deep waters let's catch some huge mangrove snapper. In all over 100 were caught; many were in the 7-8 pound range. This trip is already a winner:







Bo, that's a nice king:

Now there is something we do not see every day, a beautiful African pompano:

Nice gag:

Ok! That was some kind of fun. Let's go deep; really deep.
Guys, here is what deep-dropping is all about. This is what we look forward to with great anticipation each and every year. Deep water grouper and pelagics:



Wow! Talk about trophy yellowedge:




This is really getting interesting. The grouper are not coming fast, but steady:




Now that's different. You never know what you are going to come up with in deep water:

Talk about different. Omar, that's an African pompano to really be proud of:

Talk about pelagic trophies, Mr. Sumrall has reason to be proud. With a 32, and, get this, a 52 pound wahoo who wouldn't be proud?


Let's not forget the tuna. Five real trophy black fins, up to 25 pounds, graced the deck of the Florida Fisherman ll:




We ended up with over 100 mangrove snapper, numerous kings, 5 beautiful blackfin tuna, 70 scamp, 20 yellowedge, and 10 really nice snowy grouper.
This was indeed another 'Trip never to be forgotten' by those who visit the very deep; those who really appreciate the wonders of the Sunshine state, those who, with very good reason, eagerly anticipate the 2016 season. With up to eight deep-drop trips in then planning stages for the new year, and many 39 & 44 hour trips, 2016 is going to be the best year yet. That, along with 1/2 and all day trips, is what fishing, Florida stile, is all about. This is our Florida.
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Old 11-22-2015, 02:37 PM   #2
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Great trip Captain! Is the in the 21st pic some sort of tile fish?
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Old 11-22-2015, 04:52 PM   #3
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Awesome BOB!!! Those African Pomps are just too cool!!!
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Nice report Mr. Bob. Our weather in the Panhandle has kept most folks from going offshore for the past month, so it is good to see someone is catching some fish.
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nice fish, but, where are the pictures of the FOOD!!!?????
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:48 PM   #6
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Wow! You sure know Bob. Unfortunately I had an eye doctor's appointment & missed this trip. I am facing cataract surgery; having a hard time seeing the fish. I wanted so badly to share with fellow sportsmen/women. I asked several people who were going to take some pictures for us. I wanted to give photo credits, but I do not know who took the pictures. Hope to be back in action soon.
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Great catch!!!
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Hope you are feeling better soon, Bob. ALWAYS enjoy the first-class reports. We will definitely be making one of those trips next year!
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Thank you sir. I feel fine; I just cannot see very well. The doctors assure me that cataract surgery will fix the situation. Problem is I cannot get an appointment for the surgery until February. I want to go hog hunting, but I am not sure I could see the hog.
I am a survivor; I will make it!
Only three deep-drop trips are scheduled for 2016. However, many 39 & 44 hour trips are on the books. They too are very special.
Sir, it will be an honor to have you & yours join us. Please let me know when; I want to make sure I am there.
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Guys, due to an eye doctor appointment I was not able to go on this trip. I just found out that our own Chef 'Jersey Girl' Tammy took most of the pictures on this 63 hour trip. I know this lady among ladies is an accomplished chef; now we know she is also a very good photographer. Thank you Tammy for taking the time from your busy schedule to share with us this great adventure.
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