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Docked Wages
09-05-2011, 12:43 PM
Got the invite to target snook with some co-workers Thursday night in Ft Pierce in his new Shearwater, beautiful boat!


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When we arrive we were greeted with storm clouds and high winds. With the boat fueled up and the bait well loaded with live pins we decided to wait it out.

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After a few hours of storm avoidance we began fishing the lighted docks to the South of the inlet. First cast with a soft bait produced an under slot snook that was battled through pilings and finally into open water only to be released boat side. Quickly after this fish was released, the lights on the dock went dark. Some girl fishing from another dock mentioned something about the electric bill and flipped the switch. Personally I think that it was fish envy. Bait was thick, so thick that these horn bellies where landing in the boat.

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We did a fly by at the Coast Guard station where the guards where lined up fishing from their seawall and that closed out any option for us to fish there. With lots of wind, dirty water and an abundance of bait fishing was slow for most of the night. Later that night we ran over to the City Marina and switched to top waters and began bailing lady fish until 3:30 am.


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Pulled the boat out of the water and got home at 6:00 am. All fish this night were landed on artificials. Long night with a slow bite but good times with some good friends.

ReelFinnAddict
09-05-2011, 01:52 PM
Is that Henry's boat?

duckmanJR
09-05-2011, 02:08 PM
Way to hang tough....sometimes it pays off...other times it doesn't.....but you never know..unless you GO!

Docked Wages
09-05-2011, 03:01 PM
Is that Henry's boat?

Not any more, now its Russ's boat :-)

ReelFinnAddict
09-05-2011, 07:27 PM
Not any more, now its Russ's boat :-) Maybe I should watch his show more, maybe not :)

angler18
09-07-2011, 05:51 PM
nice ride. sometimes the ladyfish can save the day.

BooDreauxOnRadio
09-07-2011, 06:52 PM
Gator T scared off all the snook.......:Spittingcoffee

ChasenTails
09-07-2011, 11:57 PM
Those storm cloud shots would scare most guys off the water, but it looks like you guys toughed it out. I was down in Fort Pierce on the 1st, and fished during the day. We nailed some large jacks around the north flats and channel edges. The snook were stacked up along those south docks and swiming with the thick schools of bait, but were not feeding yet at the time.

Good luck out there.

Indian River Joel
09-08-2011, 11:10 AM
I was there at midnight on September 1st and you could see snook busting everywhere. I landed a 28inch snook at 12:15 am and my buddy landed one about an hour later. We had some nice hits, but they wouldnt touch anything that wasnt DOA. I throw bucktails, plugs, plastics and everything I had, but the fish wanted a white terroreyz. Once I hooked that up, I had a snook on my 2nd cast. Snook and Tarpon can be picky!

P.S. You need a Miami Hurricanes shirt to catch snook. You may not win football games, but snook love the U! LOL