Homosassa 4/19 Lesson 1 and monster snook

Mike, A neighbor on our street had moved here a few months ago and is getting into the swing of saltwater fishing. He has spent lots of time here in Florida mostly bass fishing and has cahrtered a few times on the flats. He hooked up with a guide here and also a few neighbors that to him over complicated the flats fishing here and wouldn't really show him the here and why of Homosassa. His friend who rewads our forum talked him intyo approaching me to teach him the ins and outs of Homosassa. Of course i agreed 'cause it's what I truly enjoy doing. Mike joined me at 10:30 this morning and as we made our way down river the skys opened up so we waited it out at Tarpon Key Lodge for a few minutes. By the time we hit the bay the tide just turned to incomming so we drifted over some skinny flats and worked some hard bottom points and caught some really nice over slot and upper slot trout up to 22". We ran into some forum members and exchanged hellos before we moved onto some points and tried for some reds but by the time we did the skys were bright and high and we hooked and lost only one. Finally I made a unscheduled stop to see if I could put Mike on a big fish. ell I was expecdting a nice red but we settled for a 39" snook! That put a big smile on Mike's face and a fine ending to another great day on the bay in the Big Bend.

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Mike's biggest trout to date
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Mikes Biggest snook to date
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This place Rocks if yer a crabber

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  • ripnlipsripnlips Posts: 2,535 Captain
    Nice. Gotta love the springtime bite. Nice job.
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,045 Moderator
    Nice bonus snook.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • csanderscsanders Posts: 471 Officer
    The look on his face in the snook picture is priceless... Nice job on the fish.
  • tekmunkitekmunki Posts: 668 Officer
    Awesome job, nice to see some variance in species! Very cool you found a new close-by fishing friend. :D
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    Q: How much fishing equipment can a man have before his wife throws him out?
    A: I do not know for sure; however, I believe that the experiment is almost complete!
  • RedbonzRedbonz Posts: 4,510 Captain
    That fish makes my wrist hurt just looking at it, Awesome Snook....
    If it don't fit force it. If it breaks it needed replace anyways. :banghead
  • troutman57troutman57 Posts: 3,691 Officer
    tekmunki wrote: »
    nice to see some variance in species! :D
    I agree Chip! Trout, Refish Grouper, Pompano, Seabass, Mackerel and Kingfish were getting quite boring!:rotflmao
    This place Rocks if yer a crabber
  • gbaswolfgbaswolf Posts: 268 Officer
    it looks like one that was in your boat late April last year. I would have to say even a inch or 2 bigger. Awesome fish guys.
    Tight lines!:fishing
  • PONCEPONCE Posts: 5,943 Officer
    Great Snooker Mang :beer:applause
  • tekmunkitekmunki Posts: 668 Officer
    troutman57 wrote: »
    I agree Chip! Trout, Refish Grouper, Pompano, Seabass, Mackerel and Kingfish were getting quite boring!:rotflmao

    LOL Touche'
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    Q: How much fishing equipment can a man have before his wife throws him out?
    A: I do not know for sure; however, I believe that the experiment is almost complete!
  • Ruff OneRuff One HomosassaPosts: 1,767 Captain
    You really take care of your neighbors! They're going to make you the "Block Captain". Nice fish. He looks like one happy guy!
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  • Travis GTravis G Posts: 490 Deckhand
    i love getn SNOOKERED!!
  • huntentailshuntentails Posts: 1,694 Captain
    Awesome JOB T.M. :thumbsup
    What a Great Line-Sider to boot!
    Looks like another Great Day On The Bend
    Thanks for sharing Your trip :cool:
    :beer
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  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,002 AG
    Nice snook. Wish we had those in some numbers up here. C'mon Global warming!!!
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    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
  • angler18angler18 Posts: 2,035 Officer
    sweet snook, it's been a little while since I've seen one that big
  • tankardtankard Posts: 6,201 Admiral
    Very nice!

    I wonder if we'll ever be able to keep snook again on this coast.
  • Landlocked_Landlocked_ Posts: 589 Officer
    troutman57 wrote: »
    I agree Chip! Trout, Refish Grouper, Pompano, Seabass, Mackerel and Kingfish were getting quite boring!:rotflmao

    Great mix up in this region for sure, but MAN, me being from the Tampa Bay area.....Lots of snook and they are the (TB Slam is Snook, Red, Trout) coveted catch....I miss that thrilling scream of the drag up here. Don't get me wrong fellas, I love this fishery....But I DO miss the "linesiders" where I'm from as well
  • HammerheadTedHammerheadTed Posts: 1,207 Officer
    WOW!!!
  • Kids Ate My BaitKids Ate My Bait Posts: 1,037 Officer
    Great post Kyle. That snook is such a sweet sight. :thumbsup
    Don't blink - they grow up fast

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