Fivestar Fishing Report
Written by Capt Jerry Rathey
The second Fivestar trip started with good weather on the ride offshore. The first stop was inshore a bit This short stop was done to break up the long run to the deep water day fishing. The Mango's and a few Yellowtail snapper fired off right away. To add to the first stop excitement Bo J yes that's his name....caught a real nice black Fin and a large African pompano. We fished this first spot picking away for 2 hours before getting underway for daybreak deep dropping.
The morning started with a good steady bite of Queen Snapper and Yellow edge Grouper until around lunch. The bite stayed slow during the middle of the day but around 5pm the Queens were biting good again almost into sunset. Not much of any nighttime action with Swordfish or Tuna, perhaps too much current or something but the surface of the water was unusually void of life.
The second morning in the deep brought on more Queens, and decent sized Yellowedge grouper. The current picked up midday and of course it pushed off pretty darn good fishing. Having a few extra hours on our hands we steamed inshore a few hours and set up on a night spot that really help us to finish up very strong. The Mango's, Big Yellowtail snapper bit real good, we also released lots of American Red Snapper and 2 Gag grouper. We also caught 2 keeper Red Grouper and a pretty nice Mutton snapper.