Fishing Report October 2011
a chance to film a fishing segment with Ancla TV last month. The show’s producer (Ziggy Carabeo) wanted to film a segment
on bottom fishing. On this trip we also had the honor to have the show’s spokesperson, Jimena Ordonez on board, and
Ziggy brought his nephew, Michael Carabeo. Captain Jorge Fernandez with Lucky Hook Charters was on board to offer his
talent and great Spanish fishing terminology.
met at the marina at 7am, loaded up and headed to get our live bait from the Ashley Bait Boat. Pedro from Ashley loaded us
up with a great variety of bait, from small candy size pilchards to catch big Yellow Tail Snappers to bigger sized pilchards
for the bottom rig to target Mutton Snappers. He gave us small goggle eyes that were about 4 inches long……nice!!!!
Got our bait and away we went to catch some fish.
we headed out of Government Cut, we were observing the great weather we were having. Everything was looking very promising.
The plan was to head south and anchor up over a wreck just south of Fowey Light in a depth of 110’. Since conditions
were good, I was able to get us there quickly. We put a chum bag out as soon as we got in the area we were
fishing and circled it a few times to get a good chum slick working. There was a good north current, so
we anchored up south of the wreck. As the anchor set and the line got tight, the process of deployment had begun.
two bottom rigged rods with live bait were set out first, one with a live goggle eye and the other with a live larger pilchard.
Next; a couple of rods baited with silversides were set out with a gradual release for Yellowtail Snappers and finally two
more rods were set out as flat lines with live mid-sized pilchards for any species that might swim by our chum slick.
just under 10 minutes we had our first strike on one of the bottom rods. Jimena was up for the fight and after a
few minutes into the battle, it was a nice 18” Mutton Snapper. Took it off the hook, took a couple of pictures, put
on a live pin fish on the hook and deployed it down again. A few minutes later, the same rod buckled over and this one was
a big one. It was another mutton snapper which weighed 12lbs.
the day progressed; it was a none-stop action. By the end of the day we ended up with 3 Mutton Snappers, I Horse Eye Jack,
8 Yellow Tail Snappers, and a couple of Bonitos. The producer of AnclaTV was happy with the end results.
information about the show check out AnclaTV on facebook.
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