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Gulf of Mexico, FL mixed saltwater catch.

Posted on January 25th, 2013

[nggallery id=824]Today we headed out as far as 10-miles into the Gulf of Mexico to look for some nice eating fish. We ended up finding them in 30′ of water over a structure covered bottom.  Thanks to our Humminbird 858cDI fishfinder we located the structure and locked it in by marking it with the GPS function on our hydrographic chart.  Since the boat is equipped with a MinnKota Riptide Auto Pilot electric I opted to control the boat with the remote instead of achoring and it paid off big time!

We ended up catching over a dozen nice-size sheepshead, 2-Spanish mackerel, 1-Florida Pompano and several grunts. All were caught bottom fishing with drop-shot rig using a 1 oz. sinker and #6 hook with a piece of live shrimp.

On the way back to the boat launch we fished a large grass-flat casting TriggerX swim-tail minnows and we ended up catching a nice spotted sea trout.

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