That Hog Fish Hank caught is one of the most sought after fish to put on the dinner plate in the Bahamas. It is rare to catch them on line bottom fishing but just figure when Hank and I go out he kicks my butt and tops is off with a prize like this. Most of these fish are taken by spear fisherman and when they get one, you hear about it.
Last couple days Gogie and I have been out by the reef and in the channel bottom fishing. We had great success with Mutton Snapper, catching several but today we couldn’t find any. However made up for them with Yellow Tail snapper which are also excellent eating. Gogie and Hank are trying to catch as many of these fish they can now as they give them to their relatives for Christmas presents, and believe me their relatives would rather have them than any thing else. Especially the ones that live in Nassau where it’s tough and expensive to get fish like these. As for me it’s just fun hooking up and hauling them in. I do snag an occasional snapper out of the cooler for my supper.
Very light wind tomorrow and great conditions to be off the reef. Also great conditions for bones but I think will help my friends fill their Christmas coolers.