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Old 02-18-2019, 05:44 PM
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Headed to the other side early Sunday - trolled on the east edge weed was very broken up but found the rip with fish on it ended up with 10 mahi 2 triple tail that were found on a floating barrel. Would have had 4 to 5 more mahi but we had a couple newbies on the boat and some jumpers that shook the hook. Altogether beautiful day on the water.

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Old 02-18-2019, 06:00 PM
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Ran out early and took a beating- found a nice rip and weed line about 60 miles out- fished it for miles with no luck- finally around 11 we caught our first fish. Ended up with one nice gaffer and 6 bailers. Ride in was great -passed several nice looking areas that we passed right over in the morning slop. Anyone catch anything on the shallower lines? We probably ran over four really clean lines between 60 miles and port.
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Old 02-19-2019, 05:43 AM
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Cleared Sebastian inlet around 7:30 a m yesterday. Plan was to run to approx. 350 ft to find decent temp. On the way out passed many many patches of grass and broken weedlines. Void of life.
Temp was in high 60's gradually reaching 75 degrees in about 300 ft. Trolled S E . Temp. increased to 70 to 81 degrees in 500 to 800 ft of water. No bites, but did see occasional groups of flyers.
Turned and worked north . Same thing, beautiful conditions , 2 to 3 swell with occasional 4's.
My friend fished about 10 miles no of me, same depth, same temp. He had one hit and boated a 12 lbs. (approx.) fin at around 12:30. We were still without a bite. Left 800 ft and trolled SW towards inlet. Passed what appeared to be perfect water. No results.
By 2 :30 pm , Pulled lines and started running in. One guy who really was to bottom fish , asked me if we could stop on way in to catch some fish. Other buddies had fished sat and sunday with only a few small sea bass to clean.

I said okay, and , only to please him, stopped at a spot in 85 ft. Now water temp was 77.3 . Crazy, but we no sooner had dropped a few baits, and we had "fish on". Not my buddy who wanted to fish, but the 3 others who wanted a full day of trolling for fins.

We dropped lines at 3:40, and were 16 miles from inlet. I called for lines up at 4:45, and headed in. Back at dock at 5:45 , which is late for me. A few buddies called on radio to check on us.

This is crazy . We covered approx. 70 miles 6 1/2 hours without a hit, bottom fished for 1 hr. to satisfy a buddy, and ended up with 8 nice fish between mangroves and big lanes . No sea bass, no triggers, and not one red snapper. We did release 3 undersize muttons
and of course a bunch of grunts.

Everyone took home 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. of fillets .

Now this is interesting: on the way out , we did not see any sign of life, zero, no birds, no bait schools, nothing but cold water ( 66 degrees) and lots of grass. 9 hours later, running in , within 3 miles of inlet, we had huge bait pods everywhere. Birds were working and
bait pods were seen in all directions. And, water temp held at 69 to 70 degrees, 3 degrees warmer than 9 hours earlier.
This was very encouraging as I had seen on Rip Charts, that warmer water was moving north . Hopefully our cold water conditions are behind us and offshore will get back to normal.

A really good long day of fishing , with "1" hour of catching , with 4 good buddies. What could be better ? Capt. Billy/Right Stuff
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:14 AM
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We found a huge school of threadfins early at 17 miles dead east of seb. Loaded up on em.
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted by dolphin44 View Post
Cleared Sebastian inlet around 7:30 a m yesterday. Plan was to run to approx. 350 ft to find decent temp. On the way out passed many many patches of grass and broken weedlines. Void of life.
Temp was in high 60's gradually reaching 75 degrees in about 300 ft. Trolled S E . Temp. increased to 70 to 81 degrees in 500 to 800 ft of water. No bites, but did see occasional groups of flyers.
Turned and worked north . Same thing, beautiful conditions , 2 to 3 swell with occasional 4's.
My friend fished about 10 miles no of me, same depth, same temp. He had one hit and boated a 12 lbs. (approx.) fin at around 12:30. We were still without a bite. Left 800 ft and trolled SW towards inlet. Passed what appeared to be perfect water. No results.
By 2 :30 pm , Pulled lines and started running in. One guy who really was to bottom fish , asked me if we could stop on way in to catch some fish. Other buddies had fished sat and sunday with only a few small sea bass to clean.

I said okay, and , only to please him, stopped at a spot in 85 ft. Now water temp was 77.3 . Crazy, but we no sooner had dropped a few baits, and we had "fish on". Not my buddy who wanted to fish, but the 3 others who wanted a full day of trolling for fins.

We dropped lines at 3:40, and were 16 miles from inlet. I called for lines up at 4:45, and headed in. Back at dock at 5:45 , which is late for me. A few buddies called on radio to check on us.

This is crazy . We covered approx. 70 miles 6 1/2 hours without a hit, bottom fished for 1 hr. to satisfy a buddy, and ended up with 8 nice fish between mangroves and big lanes . No sea bass, no triggers, and not one red snapper. We did release 3 undersize muttons
and of course a bunch of grunts.

Everyone took home 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. of fillets .

Now this is interesting: on the way out , we did not see any sign of life, zero, no birds, no bait schools, nothing but cold water ( 66 degrees) and lots of grass. 9 hours later, running in , within 3 miles of inlet, we had huge bait pods everywhere. Birds were working and
bait pods were seen in all directions. And, water temp held at 69 to 70 degrees, 3 degrees warmer than 9 hours earlier.
This was very encouraging as I had seen on Rip Charts, that warmer water was moving north . Hopefully our cold water conditions are behind us and offshore will get back to normal.

A really good long day of fishing , with "1" hour of catching , with 4 good buddies. What could be better ? Capt. Billy/Right Stuff
We did pretty well out of Ponce on fins but only got 1 strike woo trolling in the morning. Got one nice bull and some schoolies but lost a few nice ones on the short lines using the wahoo rods with no topshot. Fixing that today.

My inshore fishing buddy never went blue water fishing before and caught his first bull...... Iím pretty sure his flats boat will be gathering dust for a while.

We did have a marlin take a swipe at a small fin right behind the boat. Not a monster but pretty awesome to see. You just never know what youíre going to see out there!


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Old 02-19-2019, 06:32 AM
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Nice one man.
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:11 AM
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I think it will be sparse until the water warms up more inshore. Waiting for the rays to show up for cobia. Need temp's closer to above 68.
be ready for a weekday trip
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Old 02-22-2019, 11:11 AM
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Somebody is having a good Friday by themselves at the Tuna Town Buoy
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Old 02-22-2019, 11:46 AM
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Steve- I'm waiting for your invite, but I don't want to be stranded with your Verado
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:29 PM
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Steve- I'm waiting for your invite, but I don't want to be stranded with your Verado
i ordered a 2nd so hopefully they wonít both die. The issue was the battery switch, I donít think the boat had a proper beating since I took ownership, itís getting broken in tho
hopefully we can enjoy another trip to the other side here soon
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:14 AM
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Got a couple last week, water was dirty an cold until you got out deep, found a nice 8* temp break filled with weeds, bait and lots of life






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Old 02-26-2019, 09:18 AM
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Nice! Looks like a fun trip. Going to run up to Jax and fish with a buddy. They are crushing the big Hoos right now. Hopefully we get on them.
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:49 AM
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Fishfanatic, nice post, great photos. Please, how deep and what was the water temp ? Capt. Billy/Right Stuff
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:12 AM
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started in 150' way south and trolled NE out to about 280', found a temp break from in the upper 60's to 76*



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Old 02-26-2019, 11:17 AM
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Fishfanattic, thank you . Photo says you found great conditions. Again thanks. Capt. Billy/Right Stuff
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Old 02-26-2019, 12:01 PM
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FIshfanatic, Thanks....great pics and appreciate the info.
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Old 02-28-2019, 07:00 AM
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SATURDAY

Southwest winds 5 knots becoming southeast in the
afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Smooth on the intracoastal waters.
Well, who's headed out??
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Old 02-28-2019, 07:05 AM
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Painkiller out of SI
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:16 AM
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Dolphin 44 will be bottom fishing out of Sebastian on fri. I monitor 68 ! Capt. Billy Right/Stuff
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:45 PM
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Heading out of port tomorrow.

Gonna head to the cones to troll.

Looking to be a great day!!!!!!!
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