· IT'S ALL GOOD !
I finally got a boat big enough to go out to the Edge. My wife and I went out there a few weeks ago with some numbers that I saw on this forum. We were in 183 feet when we got to those numbers. the water was so Blue and there were flying fish everywhere. I thought, wow, this is going to be an awesome day. We drifted around for an hour without any luck, slow trolled around without any lines out and I did not see the depth change very much or mark anything on the bottom. The seas were around 2-3 feet and the wind was blowing, but not too hard. We ended up putting 12 ounces of lead on our bottom rigs, but still could not stay on the bottom because we were drifting to fast I guess. I finally could not take it so we ended up at the Avocet and caught a bunch of under size Aj's and Almacos that all got cut in half by barracudas. Went home empty handed. This was my first trip ever to the edge. I hear of people on this forum posting about trolling at the edge and I read about big mingos at the edge. I just want to be able to catch my first grouper and Aj. Can someone tell me what I need to do ? I am not asking for anyones numbers. I know that the edge is a huge area. Do I just go out there and spend a few days riding around until I mark something then have a starting point the next time I go ?