Snapper Way West

//Snapper Way West

Snapper Way West

After having such a nice day yesterday with no wind we set off again for the search for snappers. Taking the boat way west off the Marquesas about 30 miles off key west Florida. The wind was up and the water a bit choppy but the boat handled the seas well and we got there dry and ready to fish. The first bait in the water a fish hit within a minute a nice 15 inch grey snapper.  Within 5 minutes we had yellow tail snapper coming right up behind the boat. After fishing that spot for an hour or so we stopped and three more catching couple groupers and all the snappers we could handle. Throwing back many that were legal size. The six hour trip went as good as it gets and made it back to the dock to start cutting up the fish.

By | 2017-11-13T07:25:29+00:00 August 6th, 2012|Categories: Fishing Reports|Comments Off on Snapper Way West

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Growing up, I always looked forward to all water activities - whether it was swimming, scuba diving or fishing. I visited Key West and was mesmerized by the warm weather, laid-back lifestyle and the beautiful waters - where the ocean meets the gulf. I packed-up my things and moved to the southernmost city. At first, I held multiple jobs got on the water as often as I could. I was fortunate to have some local watermen take me under their wings and show me the art and science of offshore fishing. I quickly progressed from deck hand, to mate, to captain. It was a great experience and I still help them out to this day. Nowadays, I still love fishing and spend most of my free time fishing. I will go out and try different techniques or try to find new spots. In the slower season, I spend much of my time under the water studying the fish behavior and how they are affected with the tides and moon phase. As I progress as a captain and angler, I always try to push myself into more challenging situations.