9/23 Crystal River Potpourri

After nearly a month off the water I was finally able to spend a couple of hours harassing some fish today. The day started out with a beautiful sunrise on the Salt River.



We made our first stop at a few mangrove shorelines at high tide and my Uncle Roger was the first to hook up.


A fat 23”. We got on a few rats but this was the one that was coming home for dinner.

I was throwing a chug bug when I got a couple of nice blow ups. Couldn’t come tight so Jeremy tosses a sub surface bait (I think it was a mirrodine) right behind mine and hooks up with a nice trout.


We left soon after cause the no-see-ums were just too much to bare. I heard that the spanny mack bite was starting to heat up just a few miles offshore so we had to give it a shot. Ended up catching about a dozen spanny macks before calling it a day.


Oh yeah. The worst part of the day was losing one of my lure boxes overboard while runnin & gunnin for the macks. Oh well, guess I just gotta get some more.


  • BillyBilly HomosassaPosts: 2,609 Captain
    Great pictures of the sunrise.

    And the fishing looks pretty good too. Sounds like a good day to me.

    "And the ocean is howling for the things that might have been..."
  • shuterkngshuterkng Posts: 850 Officer
    way to tear them up mario and crew.........
  • Wishin i was fishinWishin i was fishin Dunnellon FlPosts: 872 Officer
    Looks like it was a nice day to be out there. Nice job bringin' home some fish.
  • jaeforceonejaeforceone Posts: 93 Deckhand
    good to see you got some fishing therapy :fishing
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  • RedbonzRedbonz Posts: 4,510 Captain
    It was a beautiful morning...Great to see a messy cooler..
    Now you have a excuse to buy more tackle....:thumbsup
    If it don't fit force it. If it breaks it needed replace anyways. :banghead
  • troutman57troutman57 Posts: 3,691 Officer
    Bet it felt great hittin the water again Mario! A nice mixed bag it looks like.
    Those macks are all over right now I took one in a foot of water casting spoons for reds.
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  • Snook SpankerSnook Spanker Posts: 1,690 Captain
    Glad you finally got out there Mario and that the fish co-operated! Sorry to hear ya lost yer lure box! Guess you didn't see it fly out, did you see it sink or open and throw lures everywhere? I've had both ways happen so I can relate!> It Sux! Well guess I'm next! I just gotta get out there!! It's been way too long for me!!
    I am'z what I am'z and that'z all that I am'z!! > Popeye!
  • PONCEPONCE Posts: 5,943 Officer
    I love that cooler shot Mario nice and messy filled with fish WTG Mang :hail:hail:hail
  • EbbtideEbbtide Posts: 198 Officer
    Great day!!!
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  • keypondkeypond Posts: 2,017 Officer
    Great job getting out there and getting some water therapy. Nothing like a few hard fighting fish to help you forget about things a bit. Sorry to hear about the lure box. Chalk one up for the fish there.

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  • Moon ShadowMoon Shadow Posts: 764 Officer
    Nice looking cooler with fish in it. Mine been to clean lately.
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,056 Moderator
    Nothing like a bloody box ..
    "You'll get your weather"
  • Gator4LifeGator4Life Gainesville,FlPosts: 513 Officer
    Did one of those Macks have on a suicide vest? LOL!! Nice job and good to hear your back on the water.
  • Kids Ate My BaitKids Ate My Bait Posts: 1,037 Officer
    Great cooler shot. Good day out, I'd say (non-pregnant looking icon thumbs up)
    Don't blink - they grow up fast


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