I wanted to charter Capt Yuri's boat last year, but all dates are booked until next Sept.
So I booked a trip in September 2015 and in May 2016.
But I can not wait that long. So I asked Capt Yuri to find a spot for me to fish this year and he arranged a trip for me to fish Sept 22 - 24.
When I fish Dry Tortugas, I am only interested in two species. Grouper and mutton snapper.
I am not going to bring any heavy tackle this time. I plan to use Black Hole Cope Cod Special 80g and 150g for even black grouper.
I got the confidence with the light rods after landing 270 lb halibut and yellowfin tuna upto 90 lb with BH Cape Cod Special 150g jigging rod and groupers with BH Cape Cod Special 80g in NC.
For mutton snapper, soft Black Hole Magic Eye rods are perfect.
I am going to use short BH Magic Eye 571XXH rod and long 753B rod for mutton snapper.
I arrive at Key West Monday ( Sept 22) morning and the boat leaves in the afternoon. After fishing, the boat come back to the dock around noon on Wed (Sept 22) and I leave for NJ in the afternoon. So there is no loss of day(s) because of travelling.