Captains instructions were, when you feel the bite, start to reel cause the fish already has the bait down, in 200 ft. of water and a long leader there is no need to set the hook. Grouper, Sea Bass, Snapper,Snook and countless other fish have to go back (out of season).
I had the pleasure of seeing the return of Mr. Paul Smitko who, after facing death, 12 major surgeries (give or take), countless hours of therapy and god knows what else, Finally come back to fishing and catch Striped Bass, caught him on video just last week and the smile was priceless!!Mike with his great Season Pool winning Fluke, Vintastic with that awesome winning Bass in the Spring and Jack with his 25 pounder taking the Fall pool.
Fishermen Striper fishing report 12 27 11 Another nasty day, only today we had South wind against the outgoing tide!Stopped several times in the birds working and fish busting all around the boat, only to pick at a couple keepers and some shorts.
Didn't matter as I knew the guys would be down after all the Fishing in the snot video's and pics of the past 15 days. Wind came on hard NW at the end of the day so we ventured back into the deep and found the fish!