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10-25 Blind Pass

I went over to Blind Pass with the wife yesterday. She wanted to go to the beach and she actually likes Blind Pass because if she gets too hot she can go sit under the bridge. Fine by me!

I brought the cast net and caught some greenbacks pretty easily. I tried freelining them around the pilings and out in the current for the better part of 3 hours with no luck at all. I saw what looked like a few snook sucking some bait down around the pilings but I couldn't get them to bite. Granted, I started fishing at around noon so it wasn't prime fishing time.

After getting fed up with that I took my bait bucket through the bushes and came out on the backwaters. I waded along the trees putting a live bait right up next to them freelined. I made it to a little cut where the current was pushing through and all of a sudden I was hooked up. I caught a nice Pompano that I brought back to my wife so she could see that I actually caught something!

After that I went back and started working the side with the docks. The first dock I came to I caught 2 snook off of over 22 inches. They were awesome. I went a little farther and caught 2 more the same size before I ran out of bait that was big enough to stay on the hook. It took me a while to figure out how to catch them but once I figured it out it was pretty awesome.

Here's the pompano:


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