Got a late start with a buddy, Hai. Today's target was to find some calm, fishable waters. Trolling motor wasn't working, so I had to pole all afternoon. Basically, we were targeting reds, snook, and maybe a bonefish. Had a few shots at snook, and Hai had the hook pull on a 35"+/- redfish earlier on. Saw a few more reds, but didn't quite get the right shot at them. I pulled up to another spot, I spotted a nice red immediately and Hai got the right shot on this one, and landed a fat 29"er. First Biscayne red for him, and his biggest so far.
After landing the red, I wanted to look for that bonefish, so we crossed over some flats to get across the bay. Boy, did we get pounded! After all that, we never did see a bonefish, but Hai spotted a pair of lobster that were out for an afternoon walk. I poled the boat up to them, Hai gets the landing net, and scoops not one, but both lobsters. So, no bonefish, but a heck of a trade-off! I'll take it any day.
We had also scooped up a couple blue crabs earlier, so between that, the lobster, and the left-over live shrimp, dinner wasn't too bad.
Lol, not bad with a little home-made cocktail sauce. There was a few nice ones in the well, but some of them weren't worth peeling cuz they were tiny. I wouldn't buy them from the bait store and take them straight home to eat, but after flushing out in the well for 5 hours, I just give myself a false sense that they're ok then. Whateva, they good! Lol
Nice . But isn't most of biscayne bay a lobster sanctuary? Also, it looks more like 3 kt winds than 30 in the picture.
Yes, BB is a lobster sanctuary...we were outside the boundaries when we were fishing for bonefish and ran into these guys. Yes, it looks like 3 knots when you find protection from shorelines. That's what we did all afternoon, is fish the calmer waters, despite the conditions. I always find a spot to fish! The bay was pretty bad crossing, even over shallow flats. If we had crossed over the middle of the bay, I probably wouldn't had made it back to write this report. It was brutal!
Last edited by Gettin' Jiggy!; 10-29-2012 at 10:54 AM.