Fishing with the guys from Alabama aboard Hooked Up
Today we had 5 guys from Alabama and 1 from Jasonville Florida that were ether best friends and or related but ether way you could say these guys were all family.
Once a year they all get together for what they call the boys weekend out and a nicer bunch of guys you would be hard pressed to find.
We had Keith, Jeff, Nelson, Toney, Michael and Bryant.
Now some of the guys wanted to catch some good eating fish while others wanted to try for that sea monster of a lifetime.
So we started out trolling the reef with 2 planner boards running about 45 feet down and 3 baits skipping across the surface. We started out with Keith landing a nice 10 to 12 pound kingfish and we figured trolling was going to be red hot. But as it turned out we only landed one other small king and trolling the reef turned out to be just plain old slow.
Ok lets see big fish and good eating fish? So I came up with a plan.
We brought in all the trolling gear and went out to about 400 feet of water and set out a couple of big shark baits and I figured while we were waiting for the big bite we all set down a chicken rig (5 hooks in a row with a lead at the bottom)
At first no bites at all so we picked up and moved and we must have moved to the right spot because once the shark baits were set and the chicken rig hit the bottom BAM the chicken rig rod started getting bites.
We started catching tilefish and let me tell you they are one of my favorite fish to eat. While they may not be a big fish (avg 3 to 4 pounds) Jeff managed to land a big 7 to 8 pounder.
We ended up with more than enough fish for dinner and while we never did get that big monster bite we wanted everyone had a blast and I’m sure we get another shot at the big one with these guys next year.
Thanks again guys and looking forward to fishing with you again next year.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free at (877) SEA-4344 firstname.lastname@example.org
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