Four Man Seabass Limit by Ed Valitutto

Bill Figley invited Bill Dabney, Ron Roshelli and me to join him on Friday 10/15 for a seabass excursion. The weather was perfect and the waves were 2 ft or less as forecast. We departed Bill’s dock at 7:00 and headed south to the AC reef.

With the seas coming off some serious wave heights and small craft warnings forecast for Saturday and beyond, the reef had a large number of boats all fishing the larger structures. Therefore, we fished individual tanks, rolls of wire and one subway car. Each had a few keepers and we moved from one spot to another once the action slowed. It was after 2:00 when we finally caught our final (40th) fish, preserving Bill’s continuous record of limiting out! What a wonderful time on the water with fellow club members.

The photo shows ~ a quarter of our catch!

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