Mark and Laura Wesselmann chose to keep only the largest yellowtail snapper they caught.
Traveling all the way from Carlsbad CA for the fourth year in a row, the Wesselmanns enjoy the use of the rental boat that comes with their accommodations at Rainbow Bend Resort. This year, they decided they wanted to venture out a bit so they chartered SeaSquared for a half day trip to the reef.
The yellowtail bite was very good, and the pair easily could have kept their limit. Instead, they kept only fish in the 15-inch and up class – about 17 of them – and threw back all the smaller keepers measuring 12 and 13 inches.
They also landed a bonus three-pound mangrove snapper. Lots of good eating!