Yankee Capts Trip 6/11-613 YAHOO!!!

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Yankee Capts Trip 6/11-613 YAHOO!!!

Postby Hawkboat » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:56 am

Hi Guys and Gals,



OK fast story, trip was a HUGE success. We came in early that's why the night time pictures. Had to couldn't fit anymore fish in the coolers. That's a first for me!



I took the largest fish pool with a 30 pound Black fin Tuna, one of four pools..sorry for the lack of pictures but can't do both fish and take pictures and then try and stay awake...don't want to leave the camera on deck also.



They used up all the totes and they are double stacked against the rail, the thing you can't see is the 2 garbage cans in the stern of the boat filled with fish.


Fish caught, Mutton Snapper, American Red Snapper, Yellow Eyed Snapper, Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Scamp Grouper Margates, Jolt Head Porgies, Black-fin Tuna, and of course the always present Amber Jack one in the 50-60 range. Had a few Bull Mahi 30-40 pound range by the boat but couldn't get then to chew saw em come up a nose but wouldn't take anything, myself and 2 other threw everything we had at em!...Oh well we had enough for DINNER! As the good Captain calls it!
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Re: Yankee Capts Trip 6/11-613 YAHOO!!!

Postby togilator » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:44 pm

Awesome have to find time and make it down there.Glad your enjoying what florida has to offer! :D
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Re: Yankee Capts Trip 6/11-613 YAHOO!!!

Postby Hawkboat » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:45 am

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
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Re: Yankee Capts Trip 6/11-613 YAHOO!!!

Postby nickh » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:55 pm

Glad you got em'. A lot of meat down that rail! :o
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Re: Yankee Capts Trip 6/11-613 YAHOO!!!

Postby nickh » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:56 pm

How many guys were on the trip?
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Re: Yankee Capts Trip 6/11-613 YAHOO!!!

Postby Hawkboat » Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:05 pm

23, Just remember we fell under the rule for the 3 day bag limit also.
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Re: Yankee Capts Trip 6/11-613 YAHOO!!!

Postby Hawkboat » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:21 pm

Just heard that another charter did the same thing. And now he is back out for a weekend trip...just figure 3 tons of ice per trip and running out or low... :lol: with the boxes stuffed. :shock:
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Re: Yankee Capts Trip 6/11-613 YAHOO!!!

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:03 pm

The followup to this trip was OUTRAGEOUS FISHING for Captain Greg and those on the YANKIEE CAPTS to the point where coolers, totes and boxes were filled to the max. Pics in another thread.
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