Name of Captain mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 07-21-2017
Your Name rick Uffa
Terry F 7.21.17
Terry F 7.21.17
Terry Freeman, Mike Spanhel and my-self (rick U) all meet Mike at Nick’s park early as usually.
Mike S had put out his pin fish traps out the night before and when we picked them up on the way out both traps were full to capacity.
So mike wanted to go way out to spots he hasn’t been to in a long time. The first spot didn’t produce anything, but the screen showed lots of fish. We did see a hugh cobia at this spot but it had no interest in out free lining pins.
Then we move even further off shore to a gag grouper hole. The only problem all of our gear wasn’t heavy duty enough to bring in the big boys that were hitting our lines. We all broke lines and I even straighten out a 7/0 hook. We did manage to catch 2 keeper grouper 25 & 26″, but if you noticed in the pics, they were sooo skinny.
Then we move back to the original spot and the tide was ripping by then, and the screen was loaded with fish, but this time the bite was on. We all limited out on ars , but no monsters.
Terry saw big fish swimming around the boat about 40′ below, so Terry put out a free liner with a pin fish, no sooner he put it in the rod holder it bent in 1/2. Here they were hugh Bonito. This was Terry’s first one, and gave him a great fight.
We didn’t hit any rain storms , but they were all around us all day.
The gang want to thank Mike for a great day on the water