Weatherman Didn’t tell the Truth “Again”

This morning I picked up Capt. Rich Osgood at his home front with high hopes of putting us on trolled grouper. Unfortunitly our dreams of big gags went down the crapper in a hurry. We started out the moring searching for AA batteries for the handheld GPS. On the way to Bokeelia we hit 3 or 4 places to no avail. At this point Rich was getting a little nervous. I had one last place in mind to check which was a little marina out of Bokeelia and they ended up having one 4 pack of AA’s. We were in luck. Next stop, shiners. After loading up on shiners or “white bait” we made our ardous trek to the trolling grounds. (7 miles off shore) This was a terrible decision as we were fighting rollers and breakers in the 5 foot range. Not to bad but in an 18′ boat it’s no bueno. We decided to stroll back in and try for some Reds, and Reds we did. We were hooking the shiners in the back and and the tail so they would swim on the surface. We tried belly hooking them and nose hooking them but it was driving them to the bottom where the pinfish were waiting to attack with vengance. With the shiners on top we were able to watch the big reds smack our baits and take off runnen. For such a crappy morning it turned out to be a fun day with great freindship and fish in the cooler!
*grouper photos from last week
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