First AJ of day – Debby scores!

Great day. Caught our limit of one Amberjack per person with no need to get a catch workout with numerous small ones before legal size fish boated. That said, we all got quite a workout with one AJ we each caught!

Father’s Day bonus!

Ideal weather though hot – Barge trip. 35″ catch/release AJ to complete my Ten Slam Award pursuit. 2nd AJ caught so didn’t have to endure too much pain. Also, delighted to catch limit of Red Snapper – great to bring a few home. Thank you to FWC, CCA and all making possible!

2017 Taxes Paid!!

While fishing the barge off of Cedar Key a full grown shark took a nice chunk out of a very respectable AJ

Doubled Up

John and Carlos double hooked on amberjacks. At one point, all 3 of us were hooked up. Insanity ensues.

Nia’s First AJ

On her first AJ trip ever, Nia quickly discovered why we call them Reef Donkeys. This specimen came in at over 30lbs.

AJs

A little rough last weekend, but we made it out ~25-30 miles from Steinhatchee. 4 legal AJs for the morning, kept 1. Released a bunch of other fish too. Great day despite the NE winds.

First Legal AJ

We went out 20+ miles looking for Grouper and we ended up catching some AJs I finally got my first legal AJ, he was 47″ long and weighed 36lbs, to bad I had to release it.

Finally!!!!

John Byatt catch and release, legal Amberjack. Number nine species for Ten Slam Award pursuit! Caught at Barge 11/14/16.

New record AJ

Trip out of cedar key to a wreck in a far away Galaxy !

Reef Donkey Regret

Perhaps it was after the 7th Amberjack that John Byatt began to regret using light tackle