APs, Moray Eats Lionfish, Slipper Lobster at VK385 & VK340 on April 17, 2018© Photos Posted by Mark Primo Miller © Hi-Res Source
This was a trip on the Deep Obsession with Tommy Phelps, Joe Havard, and Sean Cook. Our mission was to check one of Sniper's Coops and then spearfish on VK385 & Vk340. Sniper checked the Coop and only found 4 Lionfish. We then proceeded to VK385 and then VK340. Sean had never before landed an AP (African Pompano) and it was on his bucket list. From past visits here I knew the chances of landing some were quite good. After the first dive, both he and I had APs pull loose and Sean was feeling down but he redeemed himself on the next couple dives poking 2 on each dive plus an Almaco Jack. Sniper and Exterminator each got one as well. I went after Lionfish and got 24 and was treated to an encounter with a Moray Eel eating a Lionfish. I did not offer it to him, but it is possible that I wounded one or he just caught one that was running away from me. Meanwhile the Exterminator dominated with a nice mixed bag of Mangrove Snapper, Big Eye, an AP, 4 Lionfish, and 6 Slipper Lobster. The Seas were calm and the water clear so we had an outstanding day out on the water.