Friday, December 11, 2015

very cool afternoon

Left the dock at 2:30. Right after crossing the shoals there were several groups of gannets in threes and fours spearing the water from 100 feet in the air.  They were making deep dives on bait that was not pushed up to the top.   The menhaden were stacked for 3 or 4 feet off the bottom.   I dropped a sting silver down hoping to snag a couple for bait but got bit by something with a big head shake.   Quickly chunked a bucktail off the other side of the boat and it got big before hitting the bottom.  Double header, rather a perpetual double header of BIG red drum.   Ended up landing 6 and pulling two off.   Never did snag a menhaden

Continued the jigging of stingsilvers at the Summerlin/Belly Reef/AR 285 and caught sea bass, little groupers and grants, loads of bluefish, a couple of albies and to end the day, a 25 pound cobia on the mini rod.    Back at the inlet by sunset.