6/17 Fatherís Day Crystal River trout drifting

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    6/17 Fatherís Day Crystal River trout drifting

    We decided to give the redfish a break today and do a little Carolina drifting for trout. We first started the day around the oyster bars and the mangrove shorelines for a little top water action. Got a few to cooperate.



    After 9 am we decide to see if the grovers were around. We stopped at a few spots that usually hold them and they also cooperated.







    Not a secret where we are in the last 2 pics.

    We started out drift at 11am in 10 feet of water with not much luck. We moved around a bit until we found the depth. 6 feet is where they were located today. Started the drift in 6 feet and the action was non stop until we left at 3. Caught nearly 50 trout, a bunch of sea bass, and a few sharks. Thank you to Kyle for showing me this very productive way to catch a boatload of trout.

    We kept a few for the table and the rest went back to fight another day.



    Another great day on the big bend.

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    Way to go Mario and crew! Glad to help out anytime! That;s a nice buch of fish you have in that cooler...especially those snapper.
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    Nice cooler shot and grovers Mario

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    It looks like you done much better today than we did yesterday. Thank you, now I know at least that there are in fact fish out there! Water looks so much calmer than yesterday, makes me wish we would have waited. Thanks for the great report.

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    Drifting them up old school
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    Looks like you had some fun out there Mario! Hey what is that fish in the bottom right side of your cooler? Can't quite make out what it is? Doesn't look like the others???
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    Thats a blue runner. We were using strips of them for bait. The grovers and the trout seem to love them.

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    nice way to spend fathers day Mario, and a nice cooler of fish too!

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    Nice job Mario! Way to fill the cooler.

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    Nice Father's Day! That size snapper are my favorite, they deep fry whole.

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