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Old 06-08-2016, 08:27 PM   #1
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Default Red Rocket does federal snapper season

After a 2 year hiatus, the original red rocket team finally managed to get off work on the same day and go shoot some fish. Myself, Steve (SWANDER), His son Mitch and bobby (buckeye82?) met at navy point at 0515. A beautiful ride offshore 20is miles to the first spot, met with smooth long period waves and light wind. Dropped on a coop, nothing but spade fish and monster shark. Visibility was crap on bottom, 5 ft at the most. We came up after a couple minutes and eased 10 miles further to the avocet. Fun dive as always, 30 ft visibility. I shot an 20 lb and 9 lb fish here. Nothing unusual to report.

Mitch and bobby rolled on the next spot, a pyramid and came up with 3 cookie cutter 20lb fish and 3 smaller black snapper. Needing 3 fish for our limit, we eased north to a spot that has produced in the past, covered with fish but they were skittish and the visibility was terrible again. Mitch killed a nice fish here.

Finished up the limit with rod and reel, took quite a while to do so, very slow bite. Had to weed through several triggers, and out of season AJ, and one undersized cobia to get the last two. Definitely makes diving nice on a slow bite day.

Thanks again Steve for taking us out, I know I enjoyed it and hopefully won't wait so long to go again!

Me with my first of the day


After the pyramid


Mitch and bobby



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My big one on the cooler. Note the 80 lb line he was pooping out. Didn't seem to bother him



Bigger than my 12 month old. She tore it up for dinner! She'll be eating on them a while, much better than fish sticks!

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Somehow the pictures double posted, sorry.
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Now that's how you snapper fish.
Nice job on the pigs.
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nice fish cute kid
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Those are some sure nuff good ones.
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My big one on the cooler. Note the 80 lb line he was pooping out. Didn't seem to hurt him.
I wonder where the hook went. LOL
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Hook was no where to be found in him. Guess it either rusted out, or he pooped it out and it broke. He had almost passed all the line out. No ill effects, he had been eating well and wasn't sick. Fish are tougher than us.
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