UPdate 9/2 trip 2 spots just opened for 9/5...AUG 31, 2013 - YANKEE CAPTS - ON THE GROUNDS FISHING REPORT - RETURN TO PULLEY RIDGE ON THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND - TOTES ARE BEING FILLED ALREADY

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UPdate 9/2 trip 2 spots just opened for 9/5...AUG 31, 2013 - YANKEE CAPTS - ON THE GROUNDS FISHING REPORT - RETURN TO PULLEY RIDGE ON THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND - TOTES ARE BEING FILLED ALREADY

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:12 am

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As my good friend Capt. Matt Earl used to say "I got big plans". I am going to do something outside the box this trip, way outside the box.


I received a call from Captain Greg of the YANKEE CAPTS who was in the process of "pulling off" on a ultra-limited 3 day charter leaving this past Friday. Once the group had gathered at the dock he had a little surprise for them.... one part due to the slightly slower fishing on the "inshore" grounds on this phase of the moon, and the other being some of the finest bottom fishing off on Pulley and Rankin Ridge and Howells Hook if he steamed further off.

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As Captain Greg explained, with the way the fishing has been for muttons, yellowtail and the shallow water groupers lately, why not make the longer run and dig into some drop and lock trophy blueline tiles, snowy and yellow edge grouper, queen, silk and hambone snappers and a number of other rarely seen groupers along with some tackle busting warsaw groupers?

From what Captain Greg said, most of this charters group, were pretty stoked about going off and deep dropping along that edge that falls into the deep in the Gulf of Mexico and the YANKEE CAPTS steamed off during the evening.

This morning Captain Greg called me on the SAT phone and said,

Just as I thought. Conditions were textbook for drifting, as the boat was moving along at .8 and some anglers were already putting into box, 4 to 5 fish on each drift!


The 4-5 fish per angler on a drift.....this is what some of the anglers are already doing just after the sun came up this morning.

You betcha, and in talking with Captain Greg he said that there are numerous hard edges, lumps and ridges to fish both on top and down the banks to fish during the day, and the mix of big bottom fish makes it easy to fill the totes in no time especially when the fish are coming up at this pace at 9 am in the morning.

How much better bottom fishing could you ask for, not only in variety, but in quality, with a very good chance of landing trophy sized groupers, snappers and tilefish?

I cannot wait to hear the fishing report later on, and of course see the pics from this trip. From the way it sounds, these trips off to Pulley and Rankin Ridge will exceed any fisherman's expectation.

Ps, Captain Greg has recommended for anyone needing tackle for these trips to contact DAVE @ the REEL SEAT - 732 223 5353. There are stories on Dave's deep drop and tilefish rigs in both the WRECK FISHING & MEMBERS FORUMS on the site. You do not have to reinvent the wheel here if you need tackle for these trips...everything is clearly explained within a number of threads and Dave will give you the low-down on what you need.

Take a look at this image where you can see the modest size of the sinker being used on this 2 hook hi-lo deep drop rig.

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Re: AUG 31, 2013 - YANKEE CAPTS - ON THE GROUNDS FISHING REPORT - RETURN TO PULLEY RIDGE ON THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND - TOTES ARE BEING FILLED ALREADY

Postby Hawkboat » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:01 pm

Thanks Steve.

I leave on Thursday for my trip...rigging up stuff now :!:
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Re: AUG 31, 2013 - YANKEE CAPTS - ON THE GROUNDS FISHING REPORT - RETURN TO PULLEY RIDGE ON THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND - TOTES ARE BEING FILLED ALREADY

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:12 pm

I spoke with Captain Greg late this morning and he said that the Ultra-Limited Charter had filled all the fish boxes and used up all the ice!

Captain Greg was able to then prospect another area along and down the edge and customers were treated to putting some golden tilefish into the boat..where they put them is another question!

There as just one or two more drifts to be made in the area and the YANKEE CAPTS will be steaming back in from the Ridge area and should be in later tonight, with a group that I was told experienced some pretty special drop and lock fishing on this trip.

Ps, I should of added, that a few nice Warsaw Groupers were also caught.

I am one looking forward to seeing the pics.
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Postby Bbassin1420 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:43 pm

Me to Steve.....when I see you tonite, we need to talk more about doing a trip down there!
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Re: AUG 31, 2013 - YANKEE CAPTS - ON THE GROUNDS FISHING REPORT - RETURN TO PULLEY RIDGE ON THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND - TOTES ARE BEING FILLED ALREADY

Postby Hawkboat » Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:34 pm

Dinner?

September 1 2013 Wind Southeast 10 Knots Temperature 85 Degrees

Sometimes things come together just the way you want them too. Sometimes you just get lucky. I find it hard to describe the feeling of having two trips in a month that completely exceed my expectations after doing this for 25 years. Captain "I got Big Plans" would be proud. That being said I can report everybody caught dinner this weekend.

Friday night we took another big ride. Just shy of 130 miles from Key West. First stop was a training mission after that it was on. Drift after drift of blueline tiles, golden tiles, snowy groupers, barrelfish, blackbelly rosefish, queen snappers to 23 pounds, red snapper, blackfin tuna, longtail bass, specked hind grouper, yelloweye snapper, warsaw grouper, amberjack, red grouper, scamp grouper, yellowedge grouper, vermillion snapper, hambone snapper, mutton snapper, pink porgy, jolthead porgy and a couple more types of fish that I am sure I missed.

When the dust settled the back boxes were full. We caught almost as much fish as the first deep water trip but fished 18 hours instead of 36, with a smaller group. For those of you who were on the first trip I am sure this puts this trip into a context that is hard to imagine.

On Sunday at 1:00 PM I left them biting and we had just done our best drift for size and quality.

The only thing that did not work was the night time bite. The current was ripping up on the bank, you could hardly hold bottom with 3 pounds of lead on the anchor. We managed one lonely mutton and a couple of tunas. Honestly it was great to ge a solid nights sleep in a flat calm ocean. I know the anglers appreciated it too. It was hot, Africa hot, probably the hottest days of the summer. With all the cranking guys had to do they were beat. Except the electric reel crowd. That, however that is a story for another day.

Observed quite a few things this trip that I will pass along. A couple of things we have been doing need to be tweaked,

Need to recharge my batteries. More in a couple of days.

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