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I See your Grouper and Raise you a Mutton

Capt. John Barker
June 4, 2013
Miami - Saltwater Fishing Report

The Blue Waters 2 headed out for a morning half day fishing trip. The pilchards and herring bit well at the radar station, but there was no wind or current for kite fishing. So, changing strategy, Captain John took the boat into clear shallow water with wire line and a drone spoon. As shinny spoon danced around the coral heads in 20' to 30', a keeper-sized grouper slammed the spoon.

The captain kept the boat in gear and the anglers had a workout on their hands. It's obviously much more difficult to fight a fish while the boat is still moving, but the boat's forward momentum also keeps maximum pressure on the fish making it much more difficult for the fish to find bottom again, and increasing the likelihood the grouper will make it to the gaff. After a fierce fight, they're efforts were rewarded with a fine black grouper in the box. Later, two other groupers were caught and released.

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The trip ended with some live baiting off the riggers which produced a nice mutton snapper and several bonitos.

Captain John
305-373-5016 (24/7)

Target Species:

Black Grouper and Mutton Snapper

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The Blue Waters II Fishing Charter boat out of Miami offers half and full day charters. Located in downtown Miami's Bayside Marketplace, we are just minutes from the deep sea fishing grounds where we will catch sailfish, shark, dolphin and more. All tackle included with a fun loving crew. Mention this ad and we will furnish free beverages and dry snacks. There are different species every month so call and ask what is running. We also run private sight seeing cruises-your party maximum six.

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Ace Blue Waters Charter, Inc.
1470 NE 123rd Street
Suite 114
North Miami, FL 33161
Phone: 305-373-5016
Alt. Phone: 305-333-7921
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