The action was nonstop from the time we dropped our first jig to the time we reeled in our last King fish. We left the dock at about 5:30 AM. We headed out full throttle, due west for about an hour and a half until we hit fifty-five feet of water. This was approximately 50 miles offshore. We stopped at a rock pile we'd fished last year where the water level dropped from 50-55 ft with decent structure. The first freestyle jig we dropped caught us about a 53 lb Cobia. At that point there was only one line in the water and no other lines were dropped until the Cobia was in the icebox.
After that, we had continual action on vertical jigs and large bucktail jigs with King fish, Cobia, and large Grouper, until the King fish eventually bit through enough line to go through all of our jigs.
By the end of the day we landed two Cobia, one 44 lbs and one 53 lbs. 9 King fish, weighing between 6 lbs and 31 lbs. 6 grouper between 24 and 29 inches,and believe it or not we lost way more fish than we landed.