Thanks Rob..I have to be honest...this by far was the best trip I had on the Yankee Capts. Not just fish wise either. The people that I have met and fished with are good down to earth people. They make simple suggestions on technique for this type of fishing and if your smart you open up your ears and listen...I did and it really helped.
Mutton Snapper fishing is unique in it's own way but once you have the feel down and learn to resist trying to stick the fish at the first nibble, let them take the bait and run a bit, then set the hook withour jerking the rod up or pumping the rod it really becomes a lot of fun....frustrating at first yes without a doubt..
but like anything else if you really want it then just lsiten to the Capt and the crew and some others who are willing to help out.
Once I did that I had 4 Muttons in a little over an hour, smallest around 12-13, largest about 18.
The one thing about these trips is that it is NOTHING like long range trips up north when you fish during the day and sleep at night...this you catch an hour or 2 when you can and be prepared to stay up all night which is the best bite from SUNSET CITY
to roughly 2 hours past sunrise is the best time. They don't call them Marathons for laughs!
I put the same report on the Florida Sportsman, which naturally has more views and comments and few more pictures,( sorry no action shots) but then again it's local for us down here.
Don't know if you saw the rule change we had concerning grouper but as of June 15th evrything is open year round and Capt Greg has all the permits need to fish either the Gulf regs or the Southern Atlantic regs which is a huge plus. Gets a little frustrating throwing back mid teen size grouper and I use the word frustrating trying to keep this PG rated.
Hopefully that will also attract some more people down from the north during the winter season. Although If I still lived up there and had a week to get down here and try this during the summer you might be pleasently suprised with June fishing the on the Yankee Captains
Here is the link for the F/Sporstman:http://forums.floridasportsman.com/show ... -6-11-6-13