Offshore Freeport 7/10
Hit the Freeport jetties around 7am Saturday morning with just Richard this trip. Decided to take a leisurely trip this time since just the two of us. Headed towards the old Buccaneer field in seas less than 2.6ft. Weather was beautiful for once. Stopped at a weedline around 25 miles out and immediately started catching chickens. Boxed a few and over to another patch. Richard catches a nice 10 pound Bull Dolphin on a drifted sardine. Then we catch a keeper ling that swam up to the boat. A few more schoolies and then we decide to find some snapper. Hit one cut off well head, nada. Hit one rig, drifted all sides, nada. So headed for some dolphin. Boxed a few more and then headed in. Stopped at another weedline at 12 miles and some more chickens. They are definitely everywhere. Stopped at a rig nearby and three line showed up. Tossed an 8 inch chicken we kept previously and the largest ling takes it and before we could get the motors in gear he broke us off in the rig. Caught one more king while drifting and called it a day.
One decent bull dolphin, 10 or so chickens kept, one ling and one kingfish. Pretty good day for a leisurely trip.