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Reef fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, Fl.

Posted on February 3rd, 2013

[nggallery id=831]After a couple of days of windy weather, we finally were able to fish a couple of the reefs in 40′ of water about 4-5 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico, Fl.  We used the Humminbird 858cDI to locate the reefs and the Minn Kota RipTide remote control electric to very effectively fish the isolated structure.

We used the Rapala Concept Ti, Shift , R-Type , & Magnum rods equipped with Rapala Shift, R-Type and Andros spinning reels. Our line of choice was the Sufix 832 braid in 10 lb. test with a Sufix fluorocarbon leader.  We fished live shrimp on drop-shot rigs and 1 oz. bell sinkers.  All of our lines were equipped with #2 size circle hooks just to ensure if smaller fish were hooked that they could be easily released with minimal handling.

We caught a mixture of excellent eating bottom-fish with the live shrimp that included; grunts, porgy, & sheepshead.  We also cast spoons around the structure and landed spanish mackerel and bluefish.

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