NE winds, strange "flat" tide all day, but good solunars in early morning and afternoon. Water "should" be deeper all day in the flats. Anyone fishing or want to? Not much of a boozer anymore on New Years so looking to head out.
Tampa Bay area anywhere. Rain forecasts???
There is no fish there...
Remember we're talking Capt Pants here
Anchored up, started soaking baits, and the boat begins to move forward against the current???
Apparently Manatees like rubbing against anchor rode? Laying down on it? Wrapping their front flippers around it and swimming off? CRAZY!!!
Dropped an Aqua Vu camera down in the center of the channel, and "Fish ON!!!!".... look at video screen, MANATEE on!!! About 5 of them, graciously awaiting there turns to grab the camera and try to run off!!! Literally "laying" on top of the camera along the bottom where we couldn't retrieve it!!! Fat Bastages!!!!
In all, caught many small fish for the table with Silver Trout and Whiting being the main course.... My kids LOVE eating what they catch, so my son couldn't be more proud to take a bag of fresh fish with him to Nana and Papaws house for another few days of fishing Punta Gorda.... Happy New Year!!
Gulf Coast of FL
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