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A change of taste

Capt. Hector Mesa
April 13, 2009
Miami - Saltwater Fishing Report

I'm sorry for the delay of this report, but I've been tied up with other things. I headed out last Saturday with a different mind set. I knew the Billfish tournament was in the works, so I didn't want to get in between or around the participants, so we decided to venture down south towards Triumph Reef and tackle some bottom duelers. We loaded up with some candy size pilchards from a couple of nice cast of the cast net from my Capt friend Jorge Fernandez. We also thought it would be a good idea to catch a few bigger baits, so head out government cut and make a quick stop at the range marker from some thread fins. After 30 minuets, 4 pin fish and three thread fins later, we decided not to waste any more time and head south. It was obvious they weren't there, so south bound we went. As we approached the area we wanted to be at, we noticed great structure and some activity on the sounder. We anchored up just north of Triumph reef in about 70 feet of water and the chum bag deployed immediately. As we got things ready the chum was doing its thing. We noticed a big number ballyhoo feed on the chum. Fresh bait comes to mind, so another couple of cast of the cast net produces what we need. Jorge grabs a pin fish from the live well and puts it on the bottom, while I put a whole ballyhoo. Jorge gets a big hit and brings up a nurse shark. All of a sudden my rod bends over and the fight feels like a nice one. I'm hoping that it wasn't another shark and my hopes were answered. It was a nice Black Grouper, 19 lbs to be exact.

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After this nice surprise, live freshly caught ballyhoo was the bait of choice. As you see here, it was! Two more into the fish box, one at 14lbs and the other at 13lbs.

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More to come.....

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Grouper

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