Went out with Danny, Andrew, Lou and Rafi and had a pretty great day on the water. The day stated real slow, a lot of driving around looking for clean water. We found one spot where it was clear and there was a bunch of big grey snapper and Danny shot a big yellow jack but that was really it. Places that were loaded up with a fish a couple weeks ago were empty.
Finally in the afternoon we got into the fish. One drift started out with Danny shooting a huge cero mackerel, then Lou shot a big yellow jack and I shot a medium yellow jack. A big lemon shark charged in but then disappeared. Then a couple minutes later Lou shot another yellow jack but this time the lemon shark grabbed it and got the fish and shaft stuck in its throat. So Rafi actually pulled the shark to the surface before it finally kicked out the shaft and took off. Next Danny shot a dog snapper in a coral head, and Andrew helped him get it out of the head. Dog snappers are not that common to shoot in the Keys. They tend to be spooky and kind of smart, staying hidden in holes.
I shot an AJ and Andrew shot his first AJ and we saw a lot of big grouper. I almost touched one of the grouper with the tip of my shaft. After that it was late so we headed in.