After school reds

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    After school reds

    Since my daughter did so well in the first quarter of the school year I decided to surprise her with a late afternoon fishing trip. It started off slow with just one barely legal trout but she was thoroughly entertained with all the manatees hanging around the boat. With the wind and tide battling each other and me not getting the drift I wanted I decided to move us to the north end of Matlacha pass. I set my drift up on the leeward side of a small island and got two snook in consecutive casts (28" and 21", sorry no pictures) on the old reliable gold spoon. 2 minutes later I caught consecutive reds of 21" and 24" and then I put one on the hook for her to fight.

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    I never catch anything near that island unless she is with me. She's definitely my good luck charm and she's hooked on redfish too. Life is good........

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    Good stuff right there!!

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    Way to raise her right!
    Cheap, fast, reliable - pick two . . .

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    Great stuff. Nice picture of her.

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    That grin says it all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCPhantom01 View Post
    That grin says it all!
    Ditto on that grin.

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    Nice trip! I was the one with the blue Gheenoe at the ramp.

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    Thanks. I am saving up for a bigger boat in the next few years so I can take the whole family out. I want to get a go fast flats or bay boat but I think I am going to end up with the minivan of the seas to make everyone happy. I won't get to some of the spots I like to fish but a least I will have the time with my family and they will be comfortable (more trips/longer trips). At the end of the day it's about them and hoping they learn to love and appreciate the water the way I do.

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