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Frigid and fun - Satellite Bch 2-20-2015

My fishing buddy Brian had his friend Dave visiting from New York who wanted to do some fishing. The frigid wind and cold water temperature didn't give us many viable options today, so we launched my Pathfinder at the Eau Gallie Causeway ramp at the crack of 9:45 am and broke out my light action St. Croix Avid spinning rods spooled with six pound micro-braid to make the trout fishing sporting. We had fast action and had released about twenty trout when I spotted some dark shadows lurking under the groves. It was cool to see reds, snook, and drum hanging out together under the same clump of mangrove roots. I skipped a tiny shrimp under the groves and was very fortunate to pull this 30" red out of its lair. Never was able to get a shrimp deep enough under the roots to get the snook to eat. It would have been game over anyway considering our tackle. We had some fun battles and landed nice ones using 6lb test and 12lb flouro leaders. Here are a few of the better fish.


  • frankt75frankt75 Posts: 32 Greenhorn
    Thanks for the report. Some really nice fish is some tough conditions. I'm pretty new to salt water fishing and didn't know you can get fish like this with the big cold front.
  • JettyparkJettypark Posts: 1,972 Captain
    Great report!! and Frank75 its never too cold to fish down here it can be tough fishing but that's what fishing is all about...
    even able to catch something when others have call it quit...Go take a look at the Sebastian inlet site... and check out their cam and
    pictures... guys walking back and forth on that pier and boats coming in and out off the inlet...

    Fish when you can and everything will start falling into place....

    jmsnookman> thanks for the report!!
    aa13.gif"A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons"
  • Docked WagesDocked Wages Posts: 3,142 Moderator
    Great pics, great looking fish. The cold weather bite this week seems to be very good.
    Mark Wilson
    USCG 100t Master, Assist Tow, 200nm Coastal
    Marine Surveyor, SAMS, ABYC, IAMI, FMIU
    Wilson Yacht Survey, Inc. 
  • SouthJettySouthJetty Posts: 588 Officer
    Why is your friend giving us the "bird":hairraiser ? I would've been happy catching that drum....must be a NY thing.....:huh
    You shoulda been here yesterday.
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