Sarasota Inshore Trip 3/25

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    Sarasota Inshore Trip 3/25

    Its been a long cold winter up north, and we've been looking forward to some deep offshore trips to combat the depression. We arrived Saturday and the week's forecast looked pretty dismal. Our first "offshore" trip was scheduled for Monday, but the weather was not cooperative as there were 5-8 foot seas projected in the Gulf. Any day fishing is still better than working, so we decided to settle for an inshore trip.

    We fished rock piles, docks, and any structure, hoping it would hold something for the dinner table. The high winds and rough waters were helpful in that we had no competition, as we saw less than 5 other boats all day. We had a very productive day, bringing home 10 sheepshead, 2 black drum, 3 flounder. We used live shrimp for bait.

    Hoping the rest of the week brings nicer weather.

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    Great way to make the best of a bad weather day!!

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    Bet the kids had a blast ryan. Weather has been rediculous, just glad to see you out there having fun with the kids.

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    great job for a windy day!
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    Only 5 other boats all day huh? I'm going to start fishing more on very windy days... Excellent haul!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rugbyry View Post
    Only 5 other boats all day huh? I'm going to start fishing more on very windy days... Excellent haul!
    Roughly that number, and maybe 2 or 3 were fishing. It was pretty rough out there, solid 2 footers all day. Not the best weather but had a great day with my son who just turned 10

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    With the wind blowing as hard as it has been I'm surprised you saw five boats. Nice job on finding fishable areas and catching some fine eating you have there. Enjoy your stay.
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    Thanks for the feedback guys, that catch fed 7 of us for 2 nights. Beats fighting the traffic and the long waits at the local restaurants with all the spring breakers here.
    Last edited by RMD; 03-28-2013 at 07:34 AM.

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    Way to make the best of the time. Coming down June 1st I'd guess????

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