However there was an unusual report of a weakfish in the surf this morning. Capt. Vinny Vetere reports many big stripers were trolled over the weekend from his Katfish out of Great Kills on TGT bunker spoons.
When my son-in-law Luis Gonzalez and I joined Bob Correll of Bay Head on his Sea Vee 32 from his new home in Hutchinson Island this morning our goal was a large snapper or grouper from some hard bottom nine miles off St Lucie Inlet. However, as Bob was bringing in a chopped off amberjack head he spotted a fish chasing the bait on Luis line and that hook-up resulted in a small sailfish tearing up the surface to break our losing streak with a release.
Had Brian Holmes and the boys out this morning, started off getting our limit early, releasing fish up to 44 inches, great job Levi on the rod. Released about 20 other fish and ended the trip doing some livelining.