Snook, Cobia, Reds, sheepshead and Trout...Ya got to love spring

Florida Sportsman

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27
  1. #1
    Senior Member jimsfishingobsession's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    158

    Snook, Cobia, Reds, sheepshead and Trout...Ya got to love spring

    I did a few fishing trips over the past couple weeks and of course got a dive in too. We got a ton of snook in the river one afternoon. The snook came in at all different sizes anywhere from a foot long to almost 40 inches. we mainly fished with the D.O.A. terror eyzs for the snook. We also managed to catch about a half dozen reds and 3 mangrove snapper that same afternoon in the river but most were small even though we did get 3 slot reds, all after the sun went down. I did a separate afternoon trip for trout to see what I could come up with and we got 12 keeper trout for 3 of us and they were mostly in the 15-17 inch range but I got one nice 25 incher which was a nice surprise. I'm not big into trout fishing just because there is no fight, but a 25 incher is always a nice sight on a trout fishing trip. I went to the cape to scout for some cobia and ended up with 2 nice fish in the boat and one that shook the hook that was about the same size as the others we landed. Diving has been great! I went out with my buddy John and I was the only one diving so I only brought one tank but I shot my limit of 15 sheepshead on 1000lbs of air and came up and moved a mile to another spot and got some nice hogs and mangroves on the rest of the tank. the water, weather and the fishing are all heating up!!! Let hope the state loosens up on these tight grouper and snapper regs so we will have a reason to head back offshore.





















    Some shallow water fun with the kids






  2. #2
    Senior Member troutman57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Homosassa Florida
    Posts
    3,683
    Nice fish Jimmy!
    Bet that 25" trout fought ok.
    This place Rocks if yer a crabber

  3. #3
    Moderator ripnlips's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Crystal River / Summerfield
    Posts
    2,255
    Wow, great pics Jimmy. Gotta love a good snook bite.

  4. #4
    Senior Member PONCE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Big Bend Fla
    Posts
    5,603
    You Torem up Capt Jimbo, you guys had a nice run

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,439
    nicely done Great pictures

  6. #6
    Senior Member jimsfishingobsession's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    158
    Quote Originally Posted by troutman57 View Post
    Nice fish Jimmy!
    Bet that 25" trout fought ok.
    not bad, but he sure fried up good. I feel bad for the trout and reds because they'll be having more people fishing for them since we can't keep much offshore.

  7. #7
    Senior Member The Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Posts
    483
    Nice job there fellas!
    I'll think of something witty to put here.....

  8. #8
    Senior Member angler18's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Orlando,Homosassa
    Posts
    2,037
    looks like some productive trips there Jimmy. That's a really nice trout. The cobes are starting to show up more and more on the east side, but still need to hit that magic 76 degree mark for them to be everywhere.

  9. #9
    Senior Member keypond's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,971
    Great pics Jimmy and some very nice fish. Looks like things are heating up.
    Chris

    Reel Time w/Florida Sportsman Guest Host
    Sight Fishing AJ's, Say What
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCSPH...1&feature=plcp

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    660
    WTG again. Awesome fish.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •