That snapper on the left is a Cubera, and the record on those is 116 pounds. I would love to catch a snapper that big, but the one Al caught is going to be some good eating. Today is the first day of school for Zach, and when my brother came into my office on Monday and asked about skipping out Monday and Tuesday, it didn't take me long to come up with an answer. We got the AJ at the Fogg, 6 nice fat Vermillions at the rocks to the South, where we spent the night. My Dad was on Claypile in the big boat, so Tuesday morning we went that way and fished a bottom spot that produced the Cubera and several other Red Snapper. About 10AM yesterday, the bite died and it was time to put 70 miles under the boat and head home. Before we left, I borrowed a mask and snorkel from Dad to check the bottoms and running gear on both boats. The visibility was at least 90 feet on Claypile yesterday and I kinda wished I had a tank and fins for a quick shallow dive around the rigs.
It was good trip and a great way to end summer break for Zach.