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Backwater Snookin

In January I told myself I would lay off the reds a bit this year and focus more on snook and tarpon.. The heavy winds recently have been making that choice pretty easy as it has been forcing me to drop back into more sheltered backwaters .. Can't complain as the fishing has been great each trip... been getting good numbers of snook and reds flipping the mangroves with tarpon mixed in within the deeper areas.. Went out yesterday and got a grand slam (I think.. do you need a black drum for a grand slam? can't remember ).. 7 snook, 3 reds, a dink trout , and well over a dozen jumped tarpon, 4 of which I touched the leader on but they shook off at boatside as I was digging out the camera ..

Been getting the snook and reds on the 4" MrWiffelure Shad in the white/fire tail and straight pink colors.. This is a killer lure and the snook hit it like it owes em money... Since I have started throwing it, it has definitely helped me put more snook on deck.. The fish have been holding on windblown shorelines and they are sitting in about a foot of water..

Been getting tons of juvi tarpon lately on the white 2" micro MrWiffelure rigged on a crappie jighead.. Also been rigging it texas style for the tarpon that are in heavy cover.. works great and they come out of their skin to hammer this thing..

Having a blast chasing the snook and I think it's turning into a new addiction.. It's really a blast on light tackle!


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