After hooking up with Brian (lite-liner) on here we met up at the ramp Sunday and headed out to nice conditions. Rolled 24-25 knots all the way to our 1st stop at a deep rock. Started out trolling for hoos with no luck but kept seeing fish on the sounder that were setting up like AJ so we pulled the trolling rigs and Brian & Cody started jigging. First bites were some nice endangered red snapper that we tossed back.
Worked around the rock a bit and I see the AJ on the sounder again holding around 200 ft. Cody and Brian drop and bam double hook up. Brian's fish took his jig for a souvenir and my son lands the other.
Worked back into them again and we lose another. As my fishermen we're re-rigging I decided to show em the captain can catch fish to. First drop and I get this one in.
Lost one more and they shut off. We decided to run to another rock and try for vermillion snapper. Had a really hard time getting them with all the red snapper but managed a few for the box. Had a great show when the last snapper Brian brought in got grabbed by a big sandbar shark right below the boat. He kept teasing the shark with the head until I reminded him that it was on one of his favorite jigs that the shark was about to claim along with the snapper head. lol
All in all a great day on the water. It got so calm by noon you could have run a bay boat wide open out there. We had a blast, loaded up the freezer with tasty eats and gained a new fishing buddy. Brian is a class act, a heck of a fisherman and welcome on my boat anytime. Seems I always meet great people from this TFF board.
Tight lines to all!!!!