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WaVeCrAzEd
09-02-2011, 12:48 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v152/wavecrazed/HPIM1897.jpg?t=1314980363Started out fishing the bulkhead from shore with dead shrimp. We Pulled up a huge pig fish, some sailors choices etc. Then this thing hooked up on dead shrimp. It was almost dusk next to Millikans reef restaurant. It ran left then right and was so heavy it could not jump out of the water. It made a swirl just under the surface like a washing machine was just below it. I was not sure what it was yet untill I pulled it in closer with the 20 lb test rig on a diawa rod I was using. The leader was only 20 lbs as that was all we had. We had lost some fish on this stuff last couple of weeks and wanted to use something stronger.

The fish suddenly lost power and I got it within sight. I had to climb down on the seawall to try to lip it. Snap: the line broke. I had visions of it swimming away and frowned looking to kill. Then... my lady Francis said, "It's dead. It's laying there on the water." Seeing only 3 feet of water, I quickly jumped in all the way and grabbed it and threw it up. It was not dead and almost jumped out of the cooler later. The patrons at the bar cheered and thumbed up as they saw the battle! It measured at 30 inches on the nose. I bought a snook stamp last october and it came in handy once again. We fished untill around 9:30 pm and caught some huge gaftopsails and a big jack. So here is my report. The mullet run is cranking. Get out there and get you some! Tim
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v152/wavecrazed/HPIM1897.jpg?t=1314980363

Oysterbottomboy
09-02-2011, 01:28 PM
Nice Job!!

Snookmeister
09-02-2011, 02:38 PM
Nice job , looks like you are having snook sandwiches :) I laughed reading that because I have exactly the same thing happen.

Docked Wages
09-02-2011, 02:41 PM
Crazy story and great effort. You certianly earned that fish, congrats!

S.S.Tupperware
09-02-2011, 03:04 PM
Nice work...

Mighty Quinn
09-02-2011, 03:15 PM
Way to go!

SCRUNCHIE
09-03-2011, 09:24 AM
You might want to change the date stamp on your camera. Nice fish.

winderbill
09-03-2011, 11:00 AM
from the photo, it's obviously not 5AM....date stamp does look incriminating...my dinosaur camera is manual date adjust also!

Final Point
09-03-2011, 10:01 PM
I would have loved to have seen a video of that!!! I think we can all picture it because we've all been there before. The only difference is that you actually CAUGHT your fish while the rest of us were left with just a story. Congrats!

WaVeCrAzEd
09-03-2011, 10:06 PM
I would have loved to have seen a video of that!!! I think we can all picture it because we've all been there before. The only difference is that you actually CAUGHT your fish while the rest of us were left with just a story. Congrats!

Thanks fellas. I actually turned on the time date stamp before I took the pics in the front yard the next day. I thought it was automatic. Surely, It doesn't look like 5 am. I have the pic with the measuring stick too for back up!

Redfish Chuck
09-04-2011, 06:56 AM
Nice homemade Florida Sportsman hat :Spittingcoffee

Keystroke
09-04-2011, 01:22 PM
Great story Tim. :)

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Mangrove Fisherman
09-04-2011, 06:02 PM
I love stories like this! congrats