Islamorada backcountry ***Lots of pics***

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    Islamorada backcountry ***Lots of pics***

    This cool weather is stirring things up a bit and the bite has been good-excellent, we had a few days in a row where we were catching 40-80 redfish in a day with some small snook and black drum mixed in, the permit showed up yesterday in a spot and we hooked 8 landing 1we fought 1 for an hour and lost her right next to the boat I estimate it at around 55#, but we will never really know ( but makes a good story), Mixed in with the permit in the area were Gag grouper, jewfish, and cobia...

    We had a really windy day where we fished in florida bay with the bay boat, put the trolling motor down and beat the bushes with jigs and caught 9 reds to 30". the trout bite seems to be picking up in the snake bite area and in the little channels around flamingo, we actually caught a limit yesterday of fish in the 18-19" range ( they have been small for me as of late).

    Got to actually do some fishing myself in the 2013 Swamp guides Ball on saturday, with i think around 40 boats participating the weather was nice for a change, I fished with my buddy Capt Jimmy Dylrymple, and we tried to catch as many reds as we could, so in typical Brian fashion I went too far and had to wait on a tide and between 1-3pm caught 40 or so with 15 of them making the 20" stick for the tourny, we caught plenty of snook but only needed 1 for the tourny and she was a pig!!

    congrats to Capt Robert Klien, Capt Frank Ortiz, and Capt Robert Collins for their 1,2,3 place in the SGB.... I had a blast geting to fish, and caint wait till next years event!!!

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    You are on them for sure, great catches. Permit on a wreck? Cool pic of the croc too.

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    Well Done Capt!

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    Looks like a fun day with lots of variety. And seeing a croc is always cool too.

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    I would like to catch a few of those "small" snook like the one in the 1st picture. Thanks for report and pictures.

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    to many smiles for fishin pics dude................looks like your on the meat......................as always

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    All great fish... Too bad you still can't keep a Snook... Man...
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    Pink socks? Strong work!


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