Just returned from 8 days in stuart fla, unfortunately the wind blew 20-30knts every day we were there untill the day we departed (big suprise)
We fished 5 days, and caught a variery of species encluding but not limited to Snook, Sheepshead, Jack Cravale, Mangrove/Grey Snapper, Southern Kingfish, Spanish Mackeral, Gag Grouper, Fluke, Bluefish, Lady Fish, and Speckle Sea Trout to name a few.
We mainly focused on hard structure during the day light hours, and fished the protected flats at low light for Specs, the redfish and pompano were few and far between..and we never connected on either of those species,
We were disapointed we were not able to get out front and fish offshore but thats the way it goes, here are some shots of the trip.
Fishy with a couple of dinner sized sheapshead
Zman and Tommy with a beautiful 22" Spec
The bait of choice, tipped on 1/8 jig head or free floated in the current
The ocean forecast was 6-9' or greater. No kiddin...
Fishy with a undersized snook (zman being zman)
34" snook i caught plugging the first night in stuart
Baby Gag Grouper
Plenty of Cold Ones in Manatee Pocket