Homosassa 1/24 Finally a Gator!

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    Homosassa 1/24 Finally a Gator!

    Don and I chose today to jead out for the day on the bay. It looked like Thursday was to be the best day for us so off we went. The water temp started out at a chilly 58 degrees and very low tide. We worked the shallow stuff exclusively looking for some big girls. Today they were on but not in any real numbers but the quality more than made up for it. We picked away for 4 hours and bagged 4 over slot trout from 21 to 26 inches. the 26 incher was my best in a yearand she was fat and fought like a rdefish despite the cool water temps. Every overslot trout went back after a quick photo. We kept 5 trout all between 19 and 20 inches. There was a lot of life to be seen in the crystal clear low water including a ton of bait. By the time we packed it in the water temp in the real skinny stuff had risen to 62 degrees. Another excellent day on the Homosassa flats with my neighbor Don!

    My best trout in a year I would call this one a gator




    Took a buch of shots for future refrence

    This place Rocks if yer a crabber

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    Nice looking trout. I was to go out with Doc today but my wife had appointments that I needed to attend.

    Love the shot of the water. Winter low tides, with the clear water, is the best time for searching out places to fish in the future.

    Bill
    "And the ocean is howling for the things that might have been..."

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    That is one awesome Trout....
    You know I like any blue on them dines....
    If it don't fit force it. If it breaks it needed replace anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutman57 View Post
    Took a buch of shots for future refrence
    That looks like one of the spots you took us to when we went fishing with you... Only the water is about 3' lower! Man those are some low tides...

    Awesome fish btw. I'm jealous.

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    Nice! I have a mirrodine in my box that I need to start throwing more after seeing your success with it.

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    Has redbonz been teaching you how to hold your fish??

    Good job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash View Post
    Has redbonz been teaching you how to hold your fish??

    Good job.
    Yes but note I always see that there is a lil bend in the elbow....Bonz....FULL LOCK! LOL
    This place Rocks if yer a crabber

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbonz View Post
    That is one awesome Trout....
    You know I like any blue on them dines....
    Look closer Bonz i painted over the blue with green and painted the bottom yellow.
    This place Rocks if yer a crabber

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    Nice work! You make it look easy!

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    That a gator for sure. WTG

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