Fort Pierce Inshore 7-31-2012 Kayak Challenge Report

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    Fort Pierce Inshore 7-31-2012 Kayak Challenge Report

    I thought I would share a little of my last day on the water fishing in the Inshore portion of the Florida Sportsman Kayak Challenge. I didn't catch any fish that helped my numbers today, but I had fun challenging myself. I think I need a break for a few days....I was on the water today from 6:30am to 7pm!

    Let's start with the fact that the water temperature was spring cold, 72 degrees at 11am. Caught lots of big Bluefish and plenty of Trout as well. While paddling around I passed over some deep water and a freaking Sailfish (approx. 4ft?) passed under my kayak!!! I just started laughing, that's a new one for me! Then I caught these two Grouper on the same DOA Shrimp. What a day!

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    It looks like you were fishing in that area north of the bridges, especially with all those grouper around. That's where I used to catch a fair amount.

    A sailfish!? yikes. There are no fences in our waters, so I believe it. I once saw a sailfish swim right along the northern jetty at St. Lucie Inlet (while I was walking the beach for snook). I thought that was close to shore!
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    Nice Grouper! I've seen Mahi right off the beach in Dade county in water that was supposedly too shallow for them to be in.

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    Awesome grouper.

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    That's a nice grouper!

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    That's a great pic of the little grouper. He really wanted that shrimp.

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    rad fish

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    That little grouper is a stud! Nice catch!
    "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, martini in one hand, Cheeseburger in the other, body well used and worn out and screaming WOO-HOO What a Ride!"

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    god, catching a grouper like that sounds like a dream.

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    Man how deep of water was that sailfish in? And nice grouper.

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