Jennifer & Chris Day as well as Matt & Taylor Williams - August 16, 2014© Photos Posted by Mark Miller © Hi-Res Source
This was a Charter by Jennifer Day bringing with her, husband Chris, cousin Matt Williams and his daughter Taylor. We started out at sunrise and headed toward the rigs near the Salt Dome for some Amberjack. However, the weather had different ideas and dodging rain and waterspouts routed us more east toward block VK-385. We started at Platform VK-240 which is around 125 feet deep at 29°38.208'N/88°05.527'W. We found some Amberjack there as well as 2 Gaffs off the bottom. Only one ended up on the boat but he was a nice 60 pound Donkey. After that we hit VK-384A at 29°36.856'N/88°06.053'W only to lose two more Amberjack. Then I made an exploratory dive on VK-385 at 29°24.010'N/88°02.576'W. While I didn't see a strong population, I did poke one around 35 pounds or so. While I was Wrestling him, he threw up an Octopus that sparked the interest of a nearby Barracuda. Look for it closely in the video. Since there were about 5 boats crowding the Rig and it didn't look that strong, we went another 11 miles out to MP-225A at 29°24.010'N/88°02.576'W in about 210 feet of water. There was a strong green river water layer on top for about 30 feet and it blocked much of the sunlight making it more like a night dive. More Amberjack were lost here as terminal failure let the fish have a new shaft and ice pick tip. I decided to do my videography thing rather than poke another Amberjack. It was a fun day out in the Sun and encompassed 168 miles, 13 hours, and 98.6 gallons of fuel (1.7 miles/gallon avg).
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