Windy, But got my 1st Snook!

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    Junior Member zar2754's Avatar
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    Windy, But got my 1st Snook!

    Well we are finally here in Stuart Florida, it was my goal on arrival to catch a snook, a redfish, and a pompano (three fish ive never caught).... its been two solid days of working on the Lil' Traveler to have it fish ready, and it looks like it will be wet and in her slip sometime tomorrow morning.




    Today the wind was terrible, 20-25 out of the north west, but i decided regardless i needed to go catch fish.

    I scouted some areas and found one that looked promising, in the lee of a small backwater island , totally protected from the , that had a grass flat that extended 50 or so yards before dropping of into deeper water.

    I started throwing DOA shrimp but with little to show, i knew there were fish there as i continued to see bait harrassed all around and lady fish jumping as well.

    I switched to a catch 2000 in pink and yellow, and caught a big lady fish my first cast, i continued to catch lady fish almost every cast there after and was having alot of fun. I was just about to find a new area to get away from the lady fish when it happened.

    My catch 2000 gets slammed , i know its not a lady fish because the fish takes a 50 yards of line off my stradic ci4 on its first run, it then comes back at me and i do all i can to keep the line taught, it then races up the flat in only a few inches of water pushing water and creating a big wake.


    The fish takes some awesome runs in super shallow water before i was able to grab her lip. A 34" inch snook aroundd 15 pounds, hits the beach and the 1st fish on my florida "to catch list" is crossed off.



    The fish was over the slot limit so i revived her for a minute or too and watched her swim off strong...talk about an absolutely awesome
    fish... I was shocked at how hard they fight, it puts a 34" striper to shame



    the boat will be in tomorrow and more reports/pictures to come.
    Josh Zarnawski
    Traveler Sportfishing, Barnegate New Jersey

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    dude....hellllllll of a first snook. wish mine was half the size haha
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    Nice way to get out and get some fish in all this wind.

    Congrats on the first snook!

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    Good job on hangin' tuff with the wind...and you got a reward!
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    'fore the darkness falls on you

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    Nice job!! Which model mako is that? I look forward to more reports.

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    Zar2754,


    Welcome to South Florida.. sorry about the winds.. I knew you were coming and tried to talk to the fishing gods but they wouldn't hear of it .. but hey.. you got one of your 3 fish that you were targeting..

    Seriously, excellent report, good information and way to go sticking it out in less than favorable conditions.

    I look forward to more reports and pictures.

    Thanks much

    Cheers

    Eric
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    Welcome and thanks for the post and pix. Good luck on your quest; and what a way to start! Congratulations.

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    Congrats on the first snook!!! That's a beauty for sure. Look forward to more posts.

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    Congrats and great job!!! They are fun.

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    Nice One! Good luck out there, I can see the wind is up Again!
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