Chokoloskee 1/19 - 1/20 First Red

quatinquatin Posts: 592 Officer
It's that time of the year. Our "annual" weekend trip to Chokoloskee. We rented a lodge at the Chokoloskee Island Park marina and fished all day Saturday and Sunday morning. The weather was a bit spotty with storms pushing through the area. We had our moments of flat calm throughout the day though. The local residents had a fish fry when we got back from the first day and invited us to some free chow. Can't find a nicer bunch of folks.

First red fish ever! Took me 3 separate trips throughout the state to finally bag me a red.

Specks everywhere, I lost count after I stopped taking pictures. A dolphin stopped by and reined them up for me on the first day and I was literally getting one every cast.

A sand trout?

Wouldn't be a Choko trip if I don't catch a puffer.

Fishing buddies also caught fish.

Resident pelicans.

The aforementioned dolphin. Found him fining in 3 feet of water. There was a 7 foot deep hole nearby that held a school of trout he was after.


  • davederbdavederb Posts: 887 Officer
    Congrats on your first red. Sounds like a great weekend!
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  • DukesFinDukesFin Posts: 578 Officer
    Congratulations! Redfish are a blast, huh? It does sound like a great weekend trip though! Thanks for posting.
  • RizanglerRizangler Posts: 147 Deckhand
    Congtrats on your Red. The camara hat combo looks pretty cool too by the way. Good going!
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  • palmbeachpetepalmbeachpete Posts: 2,618 Captain
    I love fishiing over there. Nice first red.:Rockon
  • Baxter22Baxter22 Posts: 47 Deckhand
    Hey Quatin,
    I was the one passing front of you in the old brown sit inside standing up paddling. I said hello to you on the way out but wanted to stay out of your way.
    Congrats on the choko red. The other guys who were following are my neighbors who were staying in a trailer there at the park for the weekend. I drove down to show em around. See report in separate post.
    Peace and nice report.
  • frankthetankfrankthetank Posts: 863 Officer
    whats going on here dave no invite or jimmie come on man you guys are hurting my feelings. :rotflmao
    well at least some one caught some fish went out offshore in the boat all we got was excellent bait but couldnt find any fish, jimmie congrats on the red got my first their to.
  • quatinquatin Posts: 592 Officer
    Sorry Chris, it's a trip that the guys at work organize every year. We already had car pool plans and lodge reservations for 3 guys. I'll add you to the list for next year.

    Dave, I'm interested on how you guys did, I can't find your report, where is it?
  • frankthetankfrankthetank Posts: 863 Officer
    i would have met you their for the day and left
  • angler18angler18 Posts: 2,035 Officer
    congrats on your first red, sounds like a fun trip.

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