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Dry Tortugas w/Capt Yuri 5/10-12 Wow!!

Old 05-15-2019, 11:11 AM
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Excellent report and another great trip in the books! Looks like Luke crushed it again!

can’t wait for our trip in July!

all this discussion reminded me to book my hotel rooms for before and after the trip...
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great read as always, thanks for sharing. Nice muttons on the spin
Old 05-15-2019, 01:48 PM
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just amazing
Old 05-15-2019, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Gary M View Post
Thank you! You really contribute a LOT to our trips and we'll get you back on another one next summer!

Next time we get a shark cutoff, lets trim what's left to add to the Ceviche!!
Or make a grouper head soup
Old 05-16-2019, 05:56 PM
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Thanks for sharing the adventure. I can't believe that FS Forum lets your post a link to the Hull Truth. What a sad disaster the FS Forum has become.
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Very nice report, thanks for sharing.
Old 05-17-2019, 06:20 AM
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Awesome report! Square Grouper in Cudjoe is one of my favorites, I'm going to have to check this out!
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nice trip and and thanks for posting the report and pics
Old 05-17-2019, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by dchristie7 View Post
Awesome report! Square Grouper in Cudjoe is one of my favorites, I'm going to have to check this out!
Thanks guys!

That was the NEW Square Grouper in Islamorada!! As good as the original in Cudjoe, but all new with a great view of a working Marina!

My buddy from the trip, Alex, texted me a great photo of an office party today where he made them all a big bowl of Yellowtail Ceviche from the trip!

Tonight at my house, it will be Fried Yellowtail Chunks, Tomato Corn Avocado Salad, Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, Mango Salsa and Chips and finally, Chocolate Cupcakes with Hagen-Daz Vanilla Ice Cream with warm Sea Salt Caramel drizzled over the top!
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:22 PM
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Nice work
Old 05-17-2019, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by grey2112 View Post
Great report.

Man, some of those Muttons are so red, I wonder if they might have been hybrids of Mutton and ARS?

https://www.bradenton.com/sports/out...225454130.html
I caught a big Dog Snapper a few years ago out there and we all thought it was a big Mangrove but it had vertical stripes on it! Yuri told us it was a Dog.

And look at my fat Mutton on the deck above. That too, has vertical 'stripes' that look like the Dog Snapper!

Too much inter-breeding??? ;?
Old 05-20-2019, 03:54 PM
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Thanks for a great report Gary. Always a pleasure fishing with you and your gang! See you next month for some ARS bonus!
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Awesome trip and thoroughly entertaining report Gary! Thanks for sharing.
Old 05-21-2019, 04:47 AM
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Originally Posted by snappperwhipper View Post
See you next month for some ARS bonus!
We literally 'lucked out' in that this coming July trip was booked a few years ago, so we had zero clue if it would fall inside an Open window to be able to keep American Red Snappers, and we do!

Capt Yuri has these spots dialed in and they are normally around 250 feet. They are not fussy eaters and will inhale my whole shrimp or cut bally, cut gogs, etc. A nice by-catch is that we can also catch Muttons and Grouper in the same spots. I'll use my 'heavy' rod with a bigger Penn spinner and 25lb Sufix Tritanium mono which should give me an actual breaking point just over 30 lbs.

To show you how 'decimated' (cough, cough) these fish stocks have become, here's a good indication from a video Yuri shot in 2014!!.


My Trip Report after this July trip, promises to be a bit more 'colorful'!

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