Fat Yellowtails, ARS's, Big Mangs and Gags off Sarasota
So, what do you all figure these 21" AND 22" Yellowtail Snapper are doing here off Sarasota ?? These are the quality sized Flags we get off Marathon in the summer. Not here in SW FLA when the water temps offshore are hovering around 59 !!!!
We had an incredible day between 4 guys. YT's to 22" ( and a bunch of them), ARS's to 24", Mangs to 21", Gags to 26" and all the Amberjack you could ever possibly want to catch.
Snapper and Gags were hot on Sardines on very small 1/0 Circle Hooks with 25 lb fluorocarbon. Anything else just produced a beeliner or grunt. If you played by the rules, you were rewarded ! A.J.'s were killing the Bomber Saltwater Grade Vamp Jigs on every drop. After one or three, I just lose my drive to break my back on any more !!
It was painful to release big ARS's and fat Gags, but so be it ! It is , what it is ! We had enough Mangs, Y/T's and Reef Donkeys to send everyone home with a meal or two.