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Old 12-09-2017, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by clamc View Post
We had to pick through a bunch of small ones to end up with 4. 2 between 12-15lbs and 2 between 6-8lbs. Also caught a bunch of lanes, a couple mangroves and a cobia. I think we heard you on the radio my turn.
What depth were you at? we were 90 to 100 almost due east of SI. Water was dirty green. Fished Wednesday 12/6 and it was the same color but bite was better.
Old 12-09-2017, 07:30 AM
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We were around 100, then moved into 85. The water was very dirty and it appeared that there was something on the bottom as the screen was showing a disturbance like a thermocline or something. Also on the way in we went through several areas where the water was brown/red.
Old 12-09-2017, 08:54 AM
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I went out on the Critter boat out of Ponce (first time ) yesterday , caught a lot of RS , I stopped counting at 2 dozen . Kept one , and all the ones released made it back down ok . I can't believe the size of the beeliners compared to the port , they are huge . Probably caught the same amount of them as well . Saw one undersized Red Grouper caught .

I didn't get the jackpot , but did win a side bet so it was almost a free trip lol

I think A Yankee Capt's trip is in my future soon , sucks to catch that many fish and only keep one
Old 12-11-2017, 03:33 AM
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Looks like next weekend will be fishable.
Did anyone get out?
Old 12-11-2017, 05:44 AM
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A very good friend of mine, a charter captain, fished 180 ft east of inlet and picked up 7 nice size Red Snappers. 4 in the 15 to 20 lbs. class, and 3 6 to 10. All on large chunks of squid.

I ,mention this as a heads up to where to find the big guys. You guys take care, keep in touch. Capt. Billy/Right Stuff[/QUOTE]

Ok maybe its too early for my mind to work right but do you mean he was fishing in 180 foot of water or just 180 feet east just out of the inlet.
I have a customer that does a lot of surf fishing and told me that he has caught a 28inch red snapper from the beach just south of the inlet down there last year and I know there are some groupers there also or at least they where there a few years ago.
Old 12-11-2017, 06:18 AM
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dogslife, that was 180ft of water, (depth). Also, regarding grouper, now that the water has cooled, grouper can be caught trolling deep diving plugs inside the inlet trolling south on the intracoastal along the rock edges of the channel.

If you don't know the areas where there are rocks, focus on the channel markers with flashing lights on top. The flashing lights indicate a turn in the channel even if the river looks to be a straight run . The reason for the turns in the channel is that when they first dug the existing intracoastal, when they encountered a rocky bottom, instead of blasting through rock, the dredge companies simply went around the rocks and indicated the turns by placing flashing lights on top of the channel markers.

Lesson, when fishing for grouper in the river, focus on finding rock ledges along the channel, OFTEN indicated by flashing lights on channel markers.

Have fun, catch those winter/river grouper: Capt. Billy/Right Stuff
Old 12-11-2017, 07:00 AM
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I was waiting for Celle...

We went out Friday courtesy of Hail Yeah! Went out to clean water probably 150' caught a bunch, then went closer to Pelican. We had a really good day with a bunch of guys! Everyone was able to get a new facebook profile pic

No real pigs, one that was 15 lbs but I made him look 40 lbs

Weather looks promising for the 16th, might go out and troll a bit.
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Old 12-11-2017, 07:00 AM
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I use to troll for the groupers up in oak hill years before it was in the florida sportsman magazine and had good luck up there after a good cold front.I am going to try to go out of ponce next weekend for a spot I think I found with in the 3 mile state line for some red snappers and then try trolling around there for some groupers and maybe try in the river trolling for some groupers up there.I would love to catch some again in the river as it always reminds me of the times when me and my brother in law who past away a few years ago and who showed me how to fish for them use to go and have a great time just trolling around up there and pulling out some big river groupers some close to 20lbs or more.
Old 12-11-2017, 07:46 AM
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We had a great day with Lyman and Celle onboard. Just wish the season was longer. Those extremely rare and almost extinct fish taste damn good!
Old 12-11-2017, 09:58 AM
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Buddy caught a big cubera snapper along the docks up in the NSB area
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Old 12-11-2017, 11:52 AM
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Whioe trolling for these Grouper in the river you guys using spinning or conventional reels?

How bout specific colors or deep diving lures?

I know it's a long shot. Figured I'd try though 😁
Old 12-11-2017, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by dogslife View Post
Breezski how deep do they come from
catch most of them on 21 fathom, small ledges, not the big ones. those get too many divers
Old 12-12-2017, 05:14 AM
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KGonzalez23, conventional rods with 40lbs. test.Lock the drag so that when you hook up you pull the grouper away from the rocks.

Remember, you're slow trolling so you should not pull the plug. Use 6 to 8 inch diving plugs. Capt. Billy Right Stuff
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KGonzalez- I would use TLD25 lock it down and pull the grouper out when you are trolling around in the river. I would think any of the silver/blue, white/red, purple would work.

If I go fishing this Saturday I may try it around in the river up to the north.
Old 12-12-2017, 06:53 AM
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The U.S. Lightning and Dolphin.

I got 2 TLD 20's I bought a year ago still not spoiled or used as I been waiting for some Mahi runs or some exciting news like this. Never trolled inshore before and don't even know where to start.

My WA Jas depth/fish finder but my John boat does not. May just have to blind troll and ride the mile markers as stated above

Give me a good reason to go for a ride in the John Boat
Old 12-13-2017, 05:39 AM
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Ok guys the seas look like they will be nice to us this weekend so who is going and how far and what has been biting where.I have not been out since before september.
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Any word on the kingfish bite? Was thinking about hitting up Pelican or 8A this weekend and dragging some meat around.
Old 12-13-2017, 06:44 AM
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krocks I was thinking if nothing is really biting out of the port then going out of ponce and trying a reef spot with in the 3 mile waters and see if it has any snappers like the reds I really believe they are there.If I do go there I am also going to try to troll deep plugs to see if the groupers have moved into it yet.When I trolled for groupers in the oak hill waters It was a great time pulling 20lbs groupers out of 4 foot of water.Never got over that they stayed in that shallow of water.
Old 12-13-2017, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by krocks View Post
Any word on the kingfish bite? Was thinking about hitting up Pelican or 8A this weekend and dragging some meat around.
I seem to always have good luck with Kings between N & S Pelican. Will be out either Sat or Sun looking for dolphin. With the recent cold front, there might be a significant temp change approaching the stream?
Old 12-13-2017, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by dolphin44 View Post
dogslife, that was 180ft of water, (depth). Also, regarding grouper, now that the water has cooled, grouper can be caught trolling deep diving plugs inside the inlet trolling south on the intracoastal along the rock edges of the channel.

If you don't know the areas where there are rocks, focus on the channel markers with flashing lights on top. The flashing lights indicate a turn in the channel even if the river looks to be a straight run . The reason for the turns in the channel is that when they first dug the existing intracoastal, when they encountered a rocky bottom, instead of blasting through rock, the dredge companies simply went around the rocks and indicated the turns by placing flashing lights on top of the channel markers.

Lesson, when fishing for grouper in the river, focus on finding rock ledges along the channel, OFTEN indicated by flashing lights on channel markers.

Have fun, catch those winter/river grouper: Capt. Billy/Right Stuff
Are you referring to the Sebastian area? Or Port Canaveral?

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