MP259 & Neptune on March 15, 2018© Photos Posted by Mark Primo Miller © Hi-Res Source
Saturday, March 15, 2018
The weather gave us a nice window of opportunity on a Thursday so we decided to go make a deep run. Onboard was Omar, Marty, and Patric. We initially wanted to visit an archeological wreck out in 170 feet of water but got distracted by Dolphins at VK340 and VK385 and then some Amberjack and Red Snapper Fishing. Since we got behind, I droppped a baited camera cage on VK385 and later the wreck. My son Luke made the contraption for me and this was my first time to try it. We looked at the video and it showed some murky water at the bottom and we were not marking any fish, so we skipped the dive there and proceeded on to MP259 where we were greeted by Sharks. We played with them there and I showed Patric how to be a "Shark Wrangler". Then we noticed one of the Sharks was actually an Almaco Jack. It was very strange how he thought he was one of the Sharks and stayed near the surface swimming among the chum. It didn't take Omar long to jump in and put him out of his misery and into our fish box. Then it was time to Spearfish, so Omar, Marty, and myself took to the water. Omar was in beast mode and came up with 4 fish. Marty and I each took one. Afterward we proceeded on to the Neptune Spar Floater Rig also known as the "Beer Can". This is Omar's favorite rig. While the spearfishing was poor, the tropicals were abundant and I took advantage to do some underwater photography. It was another grand trip that encompassed 205 miles, 111 gallons of fuel, and 14 hours.