RED ALERT! SLI inshore 9/24

Got a call from my friend and he wanted me to take him fishing for his birthday, had U-verse guys coming to install today but had to make a call for someone else to watch the house while i tended to some business, so i went fishing. Took my friends boat out and headed out of sandsprint with tons of perfect sized mullet and pinfish. We headed out to bullshark in hopes for some good baits and offshore actions but couldnt get bait and a bumpy ride we opted to stay inside the inlet. We headed to some some spots a captain friend wanted to share with me that was inside the inlet and set up anchor their. We were in snook mode and started casting. Started off catching a few 5lb jacks that were chasing mullet schools then my friends drag screams! Its screams for a while and then screams more when it got closer to the boat and we started to see a fish but with the water black visability was zero but then saw the tail of the fish nd we shouted REDFISH!!!! in the boat the fish went. FAT 30in redfish but was over slot and relesed right away after measure. Did it again and same thing reel screaming and in the boat came a 27in redfish, kept it. I let my line out and bam almost instantly i get hooked up using super light tackle and a 15 min fight in the boat came another 27 inch redfish golden red/brown with bright blue tail. My friends turn and soon as the it hits bottom BAM reel screaming action again and land and release a 26in redfish....Long story short we catch 2 more over slot redfish to release and moved on for something different. We went to another area and started hooking up on some slot snook and released them as we had better dinner in the boat already. We catch a few mangrove snapper to 2-3 lbs and then we figured to call it quits. We were using various live baits and hooks to match them and bottom/middle/topwater action with the baits. Awesome day but ocean was to rough to play offshore.

--My friends birthday redfish--


--my nice clean golden redfish--


--Total length pinched tail was just at 27in--


--Snapper and one redfish on ice--
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  • Go MongoGo Mongo Posts: 2,107 Captain
    The reds on ice is a very nice pic. Congrats. From the title I thought it was a red tide warning!
    Good work. Thanks for the report.
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  • snook87snook87 Posts: 1,707 Officer
    Never have i been on such a redfish feeding frenzy before. back to back reds and no snook to interfere. I was using a catchy title like others do :) lol
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  • CATastropheCATastrophe Posts: 271 Officer
    That is some nice eats right there....blackened redfish is one of my fav's! Especially with a crawfish etouffee! Enjoy!
  • snook87snook87 Posts: 1,707 Officer
    Blackened to perfection is my expertise! with some cajun rice, corn on the cobb, and a ice cold beverage (budlight or rum&coke). YUMMMMMM
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  • RStyleRStyle Posts: 1,263 Officer
    Great catch!!!
    Trying to figure out your boat and what you are kneeling on??
  • robalorogrobalorog Posts: 495 Officer
    Nice day of fishing
  • snook87snook87 Posts: 1,707 Officer
    not my boat, its my friends friends boat. not by far the most great looking but fish dont care, lol
    RStyle wrote: »
    Great catch!!!
    Trying to figure out your boat and what you are kneeling on??
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  • Fi$h2nguyenFi$h2nguyen Posts: 7,782 Moderator
    Congrats, nice day of catching right there.
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  • TCanglerTCangler Posts: 34 Deckhand
    Those are some nice reds man! keep it up
  • Offshore9393Offshore9393 Posts: 469 Officer
    Go Mongo wrote: »
    The reds on ice is a very nice pic. Congrats. From the title I thought it was a red tide warning!
    Good work. Thanks for the report.
    Me too
  • SnookMan772SnookMan772 Posts: 646 Officer
    The water actually looks fairly clean in the pics. Were you inside the inlet near Stuart?

    I'm shocked the redfish bite was on with all the fresh water they have been dumping.
  • Captain DaveCaptain Dave Posts: 3,374 Captain
    Nice job Jahn!
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  • Linesider41Linesider41 Posts: 271 Officer
    Nice color and size on those reds.
    I hope some make it down this far chasing those mullet.
  • Capt. Andy TaskerCapt. Andy Tasker Posts: 52 Deckhand
    Nice report and great pic with good ole Miller!
  • snook87snook87 Posts: 1,707 Officer
    Thanks everyone! The browner the water the more golden the reds were water cleaned up 3 hours after dead low with no slack tide. Rushed out then back in. Inside the inlet see here ;)
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  • dtobiasdtobias Posts: 733 Officer
    Nice post and a great day on the water. Love those reds when they start chewin'.
  • Bite N HoldBite N Hold Posts: 1,328 Officer
    Great job on those reds!!! Few more days of dumping and they will probably all be gone.
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  • DemarzacDemarzac Posts: 204 Officer
    snook87 wrote: »
    Never have i been on such a redfish feeding frenzy before. back to back reds and no snook to interfere. I was using a catchy title like others do :) lol

    Yeah, hate it when "snook interfere." :rotflmao

    Great catch and report.
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  • snook87snook87 Posts: 1,707 Officer
    Demarzac wrote: »
    Yeah, hate it when "snook interfere." :rotflmao

    Great catch and report.

    Our plan was to strictly target big snook but what was strange is this spot is a snook spot and haven't caught anything other then that :huh oh well guess it changed
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  • SnookMan772SnookMan772 Posts: 646 Officer
    Is the water still dumping???
  • summer dazesummer daze Posts: 883 Officer
    Is the water still dumping???

    Yup, with no set date to stop either.:banghead . Nice reds bro, been catching them in bunches up near the PP on the yak. Hope the bite stays strong ! The new PA12 is so AWESOME, I haven't launched the power boat in over 3 weeks. I guess I'm saving a ton on gas..:grin
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  • snook87snook87 Posts: 1,707 Officer
    Yup, with no set date to stop either.:banghead . Nice reds bro, been catching them in bunches up near the PP on the yak. Hope the bite stays strong ! The new PA12 is so AWESOME, I haven't launched the power boat in over 3 weeks. I guess I'm saving a ton on gas..:grin

    went out last night, look for my new post n a few mins
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