Mark Floore & Crew - July 9, 2011© Photos Posted by Mark Miller © Hi-Res Source
This was a trip by Mark & Renee Floore of Greene County Mississippi along with their son Bruce (16). My son Paul (16) worked the Deck. The venture started out a little choppy with a couple waterspouts brewing so we hit a couple spots in FH-2 & FH-13 with only 1 red snapper produced (~5 pounds). Renee caught our most unusual catch with a toothy Silver Eel (CutlassFish or Ribbonfish). This species is considered prime Kingfish bait by many. We decided to fight it out deeper to FH-7 and a little beyond. It was a good thing as the seas calmed down and the fish were biting. We boated several nice Red Snapper and a Gag Grouper as well as a couple Scamp. Some of the Snapper were having trouble venting in the deeper water so we called it a day. Paul & I made a dive on MP178A before heading north to Horn Island. It was a grand day out in the sun that encompassed 123 nautical miles, 74.3 gallons of fuel, and 13 hours.