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Not a bad last day

Well they always say the last day comes just to quick on a fishing holiday but you can smile a bit by booking your next trip as Graham did again at breakfast on his last day. Well it was still blowing but the days forecast was for dropping winds so the plan was just to go north into the wind and try to find some shelter and fish. The ride was fine as the cat just loves a head wing but the water quality was very poor, days of wind had stirred the sea up to a very milky mess. We even went up into the everglades but just the same very poor water and with the wind from the north all night the sea temp had dropped about 6 degrees. Then as if the weather gods said give the boys a break the wind died so off to the grouper wreck we went. Water still not good but fish from the word go jacks and lady fish so fresh bait just what you need here. We always have a heavy ledger rod out here with a live pinfish and it was Graham on the rod which suddenly screamed off. In fact the runs were so fast and long we thought shark but as he did not have wire on the feeling turned to big stingray and we were right what a beauty about 50 lb.

With the smiles back on it was Steve’s turn next he was free lining a bait on a light mono rod a good method at this mark then the line started to go uptide and fish on. Well this was a big fish and I have to say Steve did very well and a long hard fight was on even under the rope a few times just to test him out.  After a long time and in very murky water we saw the fish a grouper well over 100 lb nice job and a cracking fish to end the week on. Well done boys sorry about the weather you are always a great bunch to fish with and we are already looking forwards to next year.