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The wind finally died down so we headed out, cold run out but was pretty smooth ride. We got to the Mass and the little LY's were still there, so I threw the net a few times and loaded up. Sense it was pretty nice we headed out about 20+ miles, looking for maybe a grouper or two. We got to the spot and got a few bites but it was trigger and red snapper, so we packed up and went to another spot. This spot right off my better half is hooking up her fav Almacos. I got the biggest Mangrove I have ever caught almost 21". Then a few big AJ's hit and I took a break, good grief those fish (got my cardio in). Then it happened COBIA, got him in the boat, not a a monster but legal, broke out the fish bag, blew the dust off and shoved him in!!!!!! I caught about 5 yellow mouth grouper from 14" to 17" I was in fed water but I was confused on the regs so I put them all back, State says 20" but fed said no limit so I aired on the side of caution and just tossed them back. How do interpret that?

Water Clarity = Cloudy in the Bay, greenish at the Mass, Offshore clear green water
Bait = Live small LY's ( at the Mass )
Water Depth = 100 to 130
Offshore current = Low
Area = Fed Waters
Water Temp = 72 °F
Moon = Almost Full Moon

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The wind finally died down so we headed out, cold run out but was pretty smooth ride. We got to the Mass and the little LY's were still there, so I threw the net a few times and loaded up. Sense it was pretty nice we headed out about 20+ miles, looking for maybe a grouper or two. We got to the spot and got a few bites but it was trigger and red snapper, so we packed up and went to another spot. This spot right off my better half is hooking up her fav Almacos. I got the biggest Mangrove I have ever caught almost 21". Then a few big AJ's hit and I took a break, good grief those fish (got my cardio in). Then it happened COBIA, got him in the boat, not a a monster but legal, broke out the fish bag, blew the dust off and shoved him in!!!!!! I caught about 5 yellow mouth grouper from 14" to 17" I was in fed water but I was confused on the regs so I put them all back, State says 20" but fed said no limit so I aired on the side of caution and just tossed them back. How do interpret that?

Water Clarity = Cloudy in the Bay, greenish at the Mass, Offshore clear green water
Bait = Live small LY's ( at the Mass )
Water Depth = 100 to 130
Offshore current = Low
Area = Fed Waters
Water Temp = 72 °F
Moon = Almost Full Moon

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Green Eggs And Ham
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Nice. I need somebody to show me how to toss a net in that stack and load up them LYs, lol

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HAHA not with this boat, it's was ok with the skiff but... Actually I just throw on the north side of the Mass where the bottom is clear and let it hit the bottom, you can feel them pounding the net from the hand line.
 

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HAHA not with this boat, it's was ok with the skiff but... Actually I just throw on the north side of the Mass where the bottom is clear and let it hit the bottom, you can feel them pounding the net from the hand line.
I should have clarified.... I need to be taught how to throw any net bigger than my 8ft bait net, hahahahah

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21 inch mangrove? hell, the "big ones" are usually 16.
way to go, dude.
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What a day!
 
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Heck yes! Stud mangrove snapper.

As far as the grouper go, I don’t think juvie scamp have elongated tail fins. I also thought that yellow mouth were a deeper water species.
What he said. Sounds like some juvie scamp.
 
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After you put them in the fishbox, right? haha
Yea, Boat Dude did that all wrong. Supposed to kill the fish, bring it back, fillet it and then ask what it was.
 
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