Captain Dan and his father Pat Franco fished the Nice & Easy with Captain Brian from Lower Matecumbe in the Florida Keys all the way across Florida Bay. About a 28 mile journey. We started fishing near channel two bridge and after a slow bite we decided to cross the Bay. At the first set of markers we decided to try to hook a very large goliath grouper that Captain Dan spotted under the channel marker. I set up what I thought would be enough fire power. A TLD 25 with 60lb test line with a #10 bronze hook attached to a 100LB test flourocarbon leader.
We had a live blue runner in the live well. Pat tried his hand at this monster goliath that we all estimated to be over 300LBS/ After a short tussle the fish had enough of Pat and the Nice & Easy team. The line broke. Very exciting.
We kept on our trip past Sandy Key into Flamingo. We had a great time catching speckled seatrout, mangrove snappers and a lot of other fish. Ladyfish , gaffsail catfish, and jack crevalles. After the well was full of dinner, Capt. Dan and his father Pat said it was time to head back to Islamorada. Capt. Dan is the Captain of an eighty foot luxury yacht and Pat is a genuine gold miner out near Yosemite. We had a great day!!!!!!Categories: Captain Brian's Blog, posts