Today we took advantage of light winds and headed out just over 10 miles in the Gulf of Mexico to catch a nice variety of bottom fish. We started catching fish as soon as we found the first “ledge” in about 55′ of water.we
Barb started things off by catching a nice porgy. We literally hooked fish on every drop including large sand perch, big grunts, triggerfish and grouper. We fished drop-shot rigs tied on Sufix 30 lb. test fluorocarbon leaders and 2 oz. sinkers.
Izzy loves to catch and eat porgy fish and he caught his share today. Porgy’s can be easily caught using the same bait as for grunts and sandperch. They have large bodies and a relatively small head offering lot’s of tasty meat to eat!
We also ended up landing several triggerfish that were suspended in the water column. These fish have very tough skin, and excellent eating flesh. The challenge is to hook them since they have a small mouth with lot’s of teeth and very easily take your bait away without getting hooked.