3/31 pre front reds (lots of pics)

I ran into an old friend of mine the other day that I had not seen in quite a long time. As we caught up with what we do for fun, I found out that he is an avid outdoorsmen. I’m thinking “ Wondreful, Let’s go fishing!”

We finally get our schedules to meet for a half day of fishing. He invites a close friend of his also, and my son ends up tagging along because he knows the front will have the fish chewin. Front is coming so we need to get it done early. I say to him that I think the redfish are gonna be thick before the front comes in.





Doubled up.




Barney is on again.








Now Kevin is on!!









Ended off with the 6th or 7th double of the morning


Total for today was between 30 and 35.

We were off the water before 10:30 with sore arms and an awesome story to tell.


  • huntentailshuntentails Posts: 1,694 Captain
    Very Nice Fish Wat To Put Your Friend and His Buddy on the Reds
    Glad You Your Son and Them had a Great trip
    Thanks For Sharing :beer
  • PONCEPONCE Posts: 5,943 Officer
    Epic day Mario :beer
  • Ruff OneRuff One HomosassaPosts: 1,767 Captain
    Man, Mario you really put the hurting on the red fish!! You nailed it right on the head--the exact time that the fish would submit to being caught. Great show!!
  • tekmunkitekmunki Posts: 668 Officer
    Whoh , nice work man. :)
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  • Moon ShadowMoon Shadow Posts: 764 Officer
  • troutman57troutman57 Posts: 3,691 Officer
    That was great timing Mario and even better fishing! Way to go that was one heck of a day!
    What did they eat?
    This place Rocks if yer a crabber
  • CatfishCatfish Posts: 527 Officer
    Nice fishin man, those are some great looking reds!
  • Hawk232Hawk232 Posts: 327 Officer
    awesome job!! to bad i wasnt on the water when you called to capitalize on it!!
  • ripnlipsripnlips Posts: 2,535 Captain
    They didnt want anything but shrimp. Real or fake. Got a bunch on doa 1/4 oz in near clear color.
  • GatoRellaGatoRella Posts: 518 Officer
    Outstanding job guys. We went after cobia and got our friggin **** hand
    ed to us....should gone red fishing!
  • BillyBilly HomosassaPosts: 2,609 Captain
    Nice pictures and report Mario.

    Timing is a good thing but so is knowing what to do... congrats on a great day.

    "And the ocean is howling for the things that might have been..."
  • Fishin RodFishin Rod Posts: 2,620 Officer
    That's a fantastic day. We had a good day in HSB through all the wind and rain too but not that good.
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  • gbaswolfgbaswolf Posts: 268 Officer
    Dang Ripnlips you guys hammered them. Way to put your crew on the fish.
    Tight lines!:fishing
  • G318G318 Posts: 24 Greenhorn
    I'm going to clear my schedule when the next front is headed this way. Nice job
  • Snook SpankerSnook Spanker Posts: 1,690 Captain
    Wow!! What a day! My #2 Son Pete Jr. came over from J-ville last night aand got in around 10pm. Asked if we could go Cobia fishin this a.m. Got to the ramp at daylight and headed out into the clouds & rough water. By the time we reached the Scallop rack, waves were going over the top of it! Had to tie up right behind it or the waves would have come over the bow! YIKES! What the hell am I doing out here? Tried to catch some bait but it took a while. I finally got pissed and picked up my light trout rod w/ jig & gulp and hooked up on the 2nd cast to something that felt like a catfish till he got under the boat! Turned out to be a 32" at the fork cobia somehow I managed to get in on 8lb test while rockin & rollin!!
    Stayed most of the morning after getting some bait out on heavy rods but caught no more cobes! We did stay busy w/ sand & spec. trout, ladyfish, lizardfish, seabass and lots of pins!
    Went inshore when we saw the storms comin and fished the mangroves around St. Martin Keys till it started raining! Didn't see or hook any reds but caught quite a few lower slot & sm. trout and ladyfish!! Where the hell did all those reds go to???
    Got back to the ramp soaking wet around 12:30pm discusted I only got to fish 1/2 a day w/ my Boy!!! Maybe next time! Will post photos tomorrow, too beat up tonight!!
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  • keypondkeypond Posts: 2,017 Officer
    Awesome post and great pictures! That's the way to put them boys on the fish.

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  • Bite N HoldBite N Hold Posts: 1,328 Officer
    Dang you were on fire!!!!! That is a crazy day of reds right there!!!
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  • angler18angler18 Posts: 2,035 Officer
    very nice Mario, looks like you ran into some nice reds, and a bunch of them!
  • RedbonzRedbonz Posts: 4,510 Captain
    Now thats a great catching report....:thumbsup
    If it don't fit force it. If it breaks it needed replace anyways. :banghead
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,045 Moderator
    You found a great school of reds there.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • jhn3905jhn3905 Posts: 22 Greenhorn
    I was out there near the salt river, just after the front went through I believe, and only could manage one 20' on a gold spoon, Wish I had been out when you were
  • WhitehairWhitehair Posts: 136 Officer
    WOW what a super morning, congratulations

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