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The snapper hole strikes again

Capt. Mark Rosen
February 11, 2017
Port St. Lucie - Saltwater Fishing Report

We headed out to the snapper hole for a charter. Seas were flat water temperature as 71 degrees with nice visibility. The current was running strong but my minkota trolling motor was able to keep us in place though we burned through the batteries in 4 hours. Once the batteries were run down we spent the last hour drifting and marked a couple of new spots to try another day. We hit several spots out there and had a nice steady stream of fish. Besides the bottom fishing rigs I deployed 2 live baits on the top and 1 live bait on the bottom. The live baits were getting hit by very large barracudas, around 5 feet long. The barracudas kept swallowing the live bait past the 8" steel leader I had on the rig and were biting off. We caught a lot if vermilion snapper that were all short and a lot of short trigger fish. We did get to bring home 9 nice size triggers, as well as a 14.5 black sea bass and 2 porgies. The final count of the Lane snappers was 29 with several over 15" and one hitting 17". We were using cut squid to start with then we started cutting up some of the many grunts we caught.

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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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