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10k and ENP fishing trips and fish ****

Its been a long time since I posted because I got a new phone and have been too lazy and too busy to mess with getting my tapatalk dialed in. There have been some awesome fish landed lately. vygy7eda.jpgthis fatty was caught yesterday along with a few other small ones and some other fish. This Pig was 37" and I estimate it to be 30#
yra7y8an.jpgthis was a couple days ago and it was 26n7/8" and really fat. pe6e8yva.jpggot into some of these offshore while out destroying some fatty pompanos y9abaven.jpgive been running kayak tours and bringing my rod along to keep me from gettin bored and people love it.2eme2ysa.jpgive been doing my Snook trips with DOA shrimp and thats what I got this beauty on. adabyqyh.jpg9e2a4epu.jpgqeqa6u7u.jpgqy3u8uda.jpgtu7esa7u.jpgnyqybypu.jpgbu8egenu.jpga2yreteg.jpgrydequ7a.jpg
As you know im always after the Maneating fish if I have a client willing to tug on one and believe me theres lots of people who are very willing.
2ygereve.jpgube3ugu2.jpgu7ydu2e9.jpgtegy5u3a.jpgahezuqur.jpgwell thats about it wish I had time to actually make it an interesting read and post more pics but im beat.Tear Em Up!

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  • snookaffinitysnookaffinity Naples, FLPosts: 1,151 Officer
    Thanks for taking the time to post. Good report.
    "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain
  • BigTimeBigTime Posts: 611 Officer
    Very nice. Keep up the good work.

  • dtobiasdtobias Posts: 733 Officer
    Nice black drum. Nice pompano...were you tossing jigs or shrimp for the pomps? You're braver than me with those sharks....once they're boatside for a quick look-see, I'll part that line while they're still in the water. Good post, Capt. Joe.
  • Joe SnookJoe Snook Posts: 468 Deckhand
    Ive been getting them on the outside Islands on the sandbars and beaches with steep drop offs on yellow 1/2oz jigs and offshore on a knocker rig with shrimp. Lately offshore has been holding bigger numbers of them. The drum are on the move but are like ducks trying to figure out the flight pattern only the waterways are their highways and the oysterbars in route are the drive through restaraunts and golden coral buffets. There are so many crabs hiding in just one clump of oysters on a healthy bar its like fine dining to fish. If I pull up a clump or two and theres no life crawling in it I move to a healthier bar that actually has something to offer fish and those are the ones that will prove productive for more than one day until they pick it clean and move on. Ive just been using shrimp on the bottom in or on the edge of the bar mostly with a knocker rig with a tear drop sinker and the hook rigged 12 to 6 inches up from the lead. Let it get stuck and keep the line taught so the hook is off the bar a bit and every couple minutes gently bringing the lead across the bar a couple inches. They hear that noise and smell that shrimp. Theres nothing I havent caught on that rig.

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  • floridascubafloridascuba Posts: 94 Deckhand
    Can't wait till this fall when I'm back in s Florida. ENP is one of my favorite spots to fish. But this time I'll have a boat where I can start exploring lostmans.
  • charlemagnecharlemagne Posts: 191 Officer
    Great post Capt! The thing this post reminds me of, is the movie snakes on a plane.. but with sharks instead.. I think you know the quote.. lol

    Charles
  • Joe SnookJoe Snook Posts: 468 Deckhand
    Joe Snook wrote: »
    Ive been getting them on the outside Islands on the sandbars and beaches with steep drop offs on yellow 1/2oz jigs and offshore on a knocker rig with shrimp. Lately offshore has been holding bigger numbers of them. The drum are on the move but are like ducks trying to figure out the flight pattern only the waterways are their highways and the oysterbars in route are the drive through restaraunts and golden coral buffets. There are so many crabs hiding in just one clump of oysters on a healthy bar its like fine dining to fish. If I pull up a clump or two and theres no life crawling in it I move to a healthier bar that actually has something to offer fish and those are the ones that will prove productive for more than one day until they pick it clean and move on. Ive just been using shrimp on the bottom in or on the edge of the bar mostly with a drop shot rig with a tear drop sinker and the hook rigged 12 to 6 inches up from the lead. Let it get stuck and keep the line taught so the hook is off the bar a bit and every couple minutes gently bringing the lead across the bar a couple inches. They hear that noise and smell that shrimp. Theres nothing I havent caught on that rig.

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  • Joe SnookJoe Snook Posts: 468 Deckhand
    Joe Snook wrote: »
    Ive mainly been using shrimp on the bottom in or on the edge of the bar mostly with a DROP SHOT RIG

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  • snookaffinitysnookaffinity Naples, FLPosts: 1,151 Officer
    Thanks for the info
    "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain
  • Joe SnookJoe Snook Posts: 468 Deckhand
    Today went well with a bunch of snook and fatty redsaseqanyd.jpg

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  • snookaffinitysnookaffinity Naples, FLPosts: 1,151 Officer
    Nice
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  • CaptHouseCaptHouse Posts: 41 Deckhand
    Great report! Thanks for all the good info! I have yet to try some of this stuff. Thanks again!
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  • Joe SnookJoe Snook Posts: 468 Deckhand
    Reds n black drum today but it wasnt easy. Found em on mud bottoms with scattered oyster clumps along the bottom in 2 different areas a couple feet deep with popping corks n live shrimp. They did not like the popping just slow drifting in the slow slow currentepa2yje2.jpg

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  • snookaffinitysnookaffinity Naples, FLPosts: 1,151 Officer
    Good info. Thanks
    "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain
  • Joe SnookJoe Snook Posts: 468 Deckhand
    y6u9aru9.jpgutepatup.jpgthe Black drum bite was real good today on the incoming with shrimp on the bottom

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  • charlemagnecharlemagne Posts: 191 Officer
    Awesome.. haven't had the drum bite in several months.. maybe they are turning back on now?
  • dtobiasdtobias Posts: 733 Officer
    Nice batch of black drum....looked to be good eating size...lots of fun too. Smiling faces on your clients' faces is always a good thing Captain Joe. I haven't really gotten on the black drum bite since we came across a big spawning aggregation a couple years ago just inside the Chatham. Well done sir.
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