A day of “DEEP DROPPING” starts out like every other day with FINATICS. We generally meet at 6 am, load all you snacks, drinks etc. Then we do our safety brief before beginning, once everything is stowed and put away and you are settled in for the ride you begin your journey south on our 29′ Catamaran with twin 300 Suzukis.
The journey is gonna be between 40-70 miles depending on conditions. You can expect to be fishing depths from 250′ of water to depths pushing 1000′. In the shallower depths you will use both hand crank and electric reels. Once we get to depths pushing 400′ you will only be using electric reels unless you specify differently.
The species of fish you can expect to catch will include but not limited to the following. In the shallower depths we will encounter, Red Snapper, Triggerfish, Vermillion Snapper, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Scamp and Porgy to name a few. Once we descend in depth the species will be fewer but not limited. We will see Snowy Grouper, Yellowed Grouper, Golden Tilefish, Longtail Seabass, Barrel Fish and who knows what else. Thats part of the fun of DEEP DROPPING, is not knowing whats on the other end of the line. We will probably encounter some Pelagic species such a Dolphin “Mahi Mahi”, Blackin tuna, and maybe a wahoo. Once we have had our fill of the deep water bounty we will begin our trek north back to Dauphin Island. When we arrive back at the Island you can expect plenty of pictures to be taken of you catch. We clean and pack the fish you you to take home and really enjoy you trip for the second time. If you would like recipes, we can assist with that as well.
This trip is in a class of its own and is one for people who want something new or to scratch some species off their bucket list.
Article written by Capt. Jason Domangue