Exciting Times for Mutton Snapper!

This is an exciting time of the year. It usually brings me goosebumps for two reasons, one it’s getting colder and two the offshore fishing becomes concentrated along the reefs edge.  I will be targeting wahoo, sailfish, and dolphin from the troll and dropping down on the wrecks for muttons, groupers and amberjacks.  Kingfish and mackerel will also be prevalent on the reef as well. This week we smoked the muttons and I’m guessing it must have to do with the moon becoming full. I have always noticed the the week or two leading u to the full moon the snapper bite picks up.

Sweet Enuf Blog PhotoI took out two captain friends for a fun day and mutton snapper was the target. The bite started slow but with a little patience we waited about a half hour for the first bite. We nailed a 10 pound mutton and missed another bite. In a few hours we had five muttons all pushing 10-12 pounds. We had a ball reeling in these beautiful and tasty fish. By the end of the trip we had nine muttons a handful of porgies and a fifteen pound blackfin tuna which I fought on twelve pound test for 20 minutes. All in all a wonderful day spent fishing with friends and enjoying an amazing day on the water. I couldn’t think of anything else I rather be doing.

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