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I had a long report written but my IE closed the window. Anyways, long story short: 7 keeper red snapper, 5 lane snapper, 10lb grouper and one big ugly 4'+ barracuda that kept snacking on our snapper before we could get them to the boat.

We went deep to 180'-200' of water and the current was too STRONG to fish. Best luck came in 100' of water. Lots of shrimp boats out to 250' of water and lots of scattered gass but no weedlines or patches.

Lots of boats were out there yesterday with most boats just running from rig to rig.

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Catching That Cuda

Did you troll to catch and get rid of the Cuda pest or did you catch it on the rig you were already using? I've been in this situation before and we were bailed out by CaptC trolling. (Caught it, showed it to us, posted it here and most importantly, we caught good Snaps afterwards) Thanks again CaptC.

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I put on a wire 3-hook ribbonfish leader and what was left of a snapper head that the cuda hit. Took about a minute and the fight was on.


WE carried live bait out there and I don't think we had one fish on the live bait. Big disappointment there.

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I've noticed that when we take pinfish with us offshore they don't seem to produce for us either. The blue runners and bar jacks we pick up out there are guaranteed action though. Not sure why that is since I always hear the snapper, ling, dolphin and AJs can't resist a pinfish. Maybe it's because they are so much bigger than what we're catching inshore when they migrate offshore so they don't look right to the bigger fish?
 

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Not sure either, we had about 30 three-five inch perch that were just perfect for offshore. I know one time we took a bunch offshore to kingfish with and we caught all of our kings on ribbonfish. Think I might just stick to bait found offshore and forget the live perch from inshore.


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Live piggy perch are killer for AJ's and ling but I agree not much action on kings or snappers. Blue runners seem to work well for big AJ's not sure about Kings. Ribbon seem to work well on kings and snappers though....just nasty bait though! :)
 

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Regarding 2 boat on the same spot. Happened to us early Sun. and the other boat would not drift far enough off the spot to let us on so we got the message and left. Was a 3 engine Fountain. Then happened again 65 miles out at a wreck around W. 27's. We were there first this time were heading for a collision with the other boat also trying to get on the number....so we backed off and agreed to let them drop the buoy marker. Was very friendly way to resolve the problem. They dropped way off the spot and could not get the drift right. We were 20 ft off them and had a big double hook up right in front of them. They cheered and we ended up giving them some of our live bait since they didnt have any and offered to let them follow us in a drift formation. That's the way it should be handled IMO. Plenty of fish for everyone and good Karma all the way around. All this fighting for a spot is nonsense!

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