The Pinnacles is a large area of good bottom west of Desoto Canyon and the Steps. You can get good close ups of that area at www.ripchart.com and on several other sites. I have been fishing that area regularly the last couple years.
I fished the pinnacles area a few times this summer. This was the first summer I have been out there. Specifically I targeted the triple and double top areas which is a very small area of the pinnacles region. It takes a while to dial in your fishing, but it can be very rewarding. Nice big amberjack are at almost any of the high relief spots and will hit anything. Finding the smaller blips will yield more grouper, b liners, scamp and a few snapper. This area is 55 miles south of sand island light. The areas I fished are anywhere from 250 to 350 feet which helps to weed out the snapper. The way to get best results is to go to the area and cruise around marking smaller reliefs and holes. These areas do not get the pressure the larger marks get so you should catch more and better fish. This year produced some nice gags up to 29 lbs and a few scamp (want to work on that more), and some nice fat 3#+ b liners. Good luck I will be back more next year.
I'm selling my bay boat and offshore boat and buying a 25-26' bay boat so I can fish both places with 1 boat. Ive gotten to the point where if its more than 2 footers I aint going offshore anyway. Problem is, I dont know what type boat to get. Any suggestions?
I understand that DeSantis has been under a lot of pressure to do this, and as irritated as I am about it, my purpose is not to discuss the reasons behind the executive order. It's in place, it's not going to change in the immediate future, so I just want to see if anyone has heard anything...
Motor is 8hp Merc 2-stroke form the last year Merc made the 8hp 2 stroke. Gas is 6 months old non-ethanol with stabil. I burned all of the gas out of the motor last time I used it.
It won't even poot this morning. Luckily I didn't go fishing.
So far, all I've done is pulled the plugs and...