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Jacks and Groupers

Capt. Troy Branham
April 19, 2017
Panama City - Saltwater Fishing Report

Yesterday was an awesome day on the water as the seas and wind were calm as opposed the the last few days of heavy wind.
Current has been very strong as well.
We started out with a bang when we came upon a large school of Jack Crevalle. If you have never fished for these reel spooling demon fish, you should give it a try. They are one of the toughest fish you will ever encounter on light tackle. We used top water lures. The hard part about fishing Jack Crevalle is just staying in front of them as they tend to move very fast.
We got lucky and landed two with several break offs.

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Whole lot of fun on light tackle. Jacks like these can travel in schools of thousands and are almost always followed by sharks who feed on them and scraps the Jacks leave behind when they feed.
After we left the school, we went southwest and dropped for some reef dwellers. We were targeting Red Grouper and Vermillion Snapper but landed this nice Gag instead.

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We ended up with a mixed bag of Vermillion and White Snapper to take home.
All in all, it was a great day on the water.
Good Luck and lines tight!
Capt. Troy

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Captain Troy Branham has fished his entire life. He grew up Puerto Rico, fishing and diving the West Indies until he Joined the Navy 1982. He served the U.S. Navy as a Navy Diver for over 23 years. This allowed him to fish all over the world in places like Australia, Saipan, Turks and Caicos, Korea and the Hawaiian Islands, catching wahoo, sailfish, yellow fin tuna, and mahi mahi. With 28 years fishing here on the Gulf Coast, let him be your go to guide for some exciting rod bending action.

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Fighting Fins Charters
3601 Oak Knoll Court
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Phone: 850-774-9391
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