Reds from the Abyss..

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  1. B8DHOOK

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    Well.. it’s not the Abyss, but it sure feels like it after constant drops into 400+ ft. of water. Soo, I met my buddy at AM PM at 3:30, got gas, ice, and Some Crack chips ( BBQ Lays ) ( Sour cream cheddar Ruffles ) and then we headed to Shelter Island ramp. We got a scoop of very nice bait.. some of the biggest, healthiest bait we’ve seen this year. Jumbo runners.. The plan was pretty simple, just poke around the Islands for a bit and then end the day fishing deep at the 9 and maybe drift the bay if the wind picked up. We ended up catching 2 pretty nice Bonito ( kept ) and a random Trigger Fish that was big enough to eat the treble on a Colt Sniper ( released ). Then we both hooked into nice Yellowtail that burned the drag but both came unbuttoned.. ( need to swap those trebles out for singles as the fish are able to pry themselves from the trebles sometimes ). Interesting.. There was a very defined Temp break off the tip of Puke point. A large foam line that ran from south up and out North West.. The water temp went from 73* on the East side, to 68* after crossing the foam 50 yards.. At 1:00 we decided to head up to the 9 mile bank and try for some deep stuff. We ended up finding a nice shelf that held some good grade Reds and we took a couple limits before heading back to the ramp. It was a beautiful day with a light breeze, and not much chop. The swells were fairly big, but they were at slow intervals so that made things pretty comfortable.. We did see 2 Makos cruising the surface on separate occasions and almost ran over one of them. Fun stuff.. here’s a few pics.

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    Nice reds.....yummy:emoji_wink:
     
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    Great report thanks for the write up . Man those reds look good . Add /Edit that triggerfish looks calm unless you tripped the trigger . WR
     
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    Ya, you should have heard those teeth popping. You do not want to get your fingers near that mouth ! It was actually a very big Trigger, as far as they go. you can’t tell by the picture, but it was the biggest I’ve seen in person. We caught lots of them years ago in Mexico. Skin is equivalent to leather..
     
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    Thanks for the detailed report Jason. Awesome trip!
     
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    Nice Quality Reds!!
     
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    I need fillet lessons from you.
     
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    Thank you Sir..
     
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    Thanks man.. yes, they really were decent sized fish, and they were almost all Reds, as opposed to the variety we’d grown used to. Also.. there was only one small starry that was caught that day, so it made me feel good knowing that every fish we brought up was a keeper and no waste to speak of.. we did get two Boccaccio in the mix, but everything else were nice reds.. kinda weird...
     
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    I know you’re being humble old_rookie... I’d be willing to bet that you’re a lot better with the knife than you’re leading us to believe..
     
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    Thanks Brad.. It ended up being an absolutely beautiful day out there, and I’m kinda thinking we’ve got those deep dwellers figured out.. ( aww hell, I’ll just go ahead and say we’ve got those suckers pegged, who am I foolin ) lol. We’ve definitely got their number..
     
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    That's a great haul! I love it. Hey if you guys want a budy I'm always down. I have the permits and offer money for the costs.

    You mentioned Puke point. Is that where the rock fish are? Or just like on the ridges of the south 9?

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    Yoi guys killed it. Let me know if you
     
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    Thanks man. Ya, there is definitely a variety of rock fish to be had off Puke point, including Ling Cod.. Problem with puke point ( in my opinion ) is that it’s fished out.. That place gets hammered on a daily basis from both US and Mex fisherman.. It’s a great place for the Pelagic fish that consistently run through there, but the bottom dwellers need a break and we get mostly shorts dragging bottom there. Anyway, Yes, the ridges out on the 9 are what we target.. North or South.. it doesn’t matter..
     
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