Taking family members out today. My oldest son Gary and his wife Pam along with our granddaughter Alie and Pam’s dad Paul. A full boat for sure in hopes of bending some rods early.
We got a late start from the house while waiting for a storm to pass over the SLI. We passed this storm while driving down US1 and arrived at the Pocket a bit after 5am. The tide was to start moving fast around 5am so I knew our exit would be a choppy one.
When we arrived at the SLI we opted to hang tight till first light to play it safe. We exited around 6am and headed out on our 3 hour tour in search of bait. Hit all the normal spots and ended up with a mixed bag of dines, hornbellies, grunts and blue runners.
Met Vindawg and B. Wilmot at the usual bait spots. How did you guys make out today? We left Bryan at the Sandpile after giving us a heads up on the storm moving up the coast that was in Palm Beach. We knew we didn’t have a lot of time to fish so we headed right to the AJ spot.
First drop down and as my son was reeling up he got nailed but the fish came unglued and took the blue runner. We setup again and hooked Paul up on one but a toothy critter came along above the sinker on the mainline and took everything.
Daughter inlaw Pam & grand daughter Alie
Oldest son Gary
After a quick re-rig we put Paul on another fish to have it stolen again by a shark and had to re-rig again. That storm that was in Palm Beach is now in Hobe Sound and closing. We make one more drop and once again the runner gets stolen.
Paul with a big catch of the day
We dump the wells and headed to the barn. As we get within a mile from the SLI we were hit with a 10 degree drop in temperature and rain approaching the SLI. Needless to say Pam, you needed to scoop that bait out a little quicker dear… :grin
All in good Fun Pam :grin
We load up the boat in the down poor of rain and head to Publix to buy our fish today :grin
Zero, Zilch, Nada in our 1 hour time of lines in the water but a lot of action only to lose them to sharks
How did everyone else make out today?
Tip of the day
For those fishing tomorrow, here is what baits we found on our 3 hour tour:
• NE Spot – Zero
• Yellow Buoys North of Bullshark – Zero
• Bullshark – Small (few) dines & Hornbellies NE of the Barge
• First Yellow Buoy south of Bullshark – 1 Bar jack
• Shrimpers – All the Blue Runners you want
• Sandpile – All the Grunts you want.
Random pics on the day
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