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Bottom fishing 60 feet of water

Capt. Mark Rosen
December 9, 2016
Port St. Lucie - Saltwater Fishing Report

I took some of the snow birds from the Port St Lucie Anglers club out to the reef for a day of bottom fishing. I was surprised with the weather, the day before it was blowing hard but seas really did flatten out and were 2 feet. The water quality was also amazing we were in 60 feet of water and could easily see bottom. The sea temperature was 75 degrees we also had a fair current on the reef. My minkota I-Pilot was able to hold us on point. The fishing was somewhat slow but steady all day long. By the end of the day we had 15 Lane snapper, 2 white bone porgies, 2 very large grunts, I caught a 20" Mangrove snapper and a barracuda that was over 4feet long. We also caught and released 3 small grouper. We were using cut squid and cut grunts for bait, the Lane snappers seemed to prefer the squid. The barracuda hit a live grunt I was sending to the bottom. The Mangrove snapper hit whole grunt filet. The groupers all hit the cut grunt. I also used a Sebeka rod a few times and actually caught tiny baby groupers that were released back, a very good sign of the health of the reef. On the way in FWC pulled us over and checked our catch, all was good, our fish were all legal, we don't keep illegal fish it's just not worth it.

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I specialize in groups of 4 or less anglers. I have 2 boats a 20 foot flats boat and a 24 foot center console I charge by the person not the trip

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Port St. Lucie Fishing Charters
6130 NW Duke Circle
Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
Phone: 772-340-7440
Alt. Phone: 609-558-5858
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