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#53 Is a super...I guess...Got the slam plus a Flounder.

The last couple days have been meh.. Monday I Fished out of Yacht club and caught 5 Trout and a ladyfish....Had a Red eat a mullet but I missed the hook set. :banghead

Yesterday, I was also fishing out of Yacht club because I had a very short window to fish. I had to take my Daughter and 3 granddaughters to the Orlando airport so I had to be back to the ramp by 8. It was another meh day...3 trout 2 jacks and a snook and a bluefish. Only really fished one spot since time was tight.

Today I started where i fished yesterday and caught a trout and a ladyfish....bait was there but it was not really showing and the tide was way down. The wind allowed me to go look at a spot i had not been to in a while...and I had a couple OK baits...so...

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This had me thinking " Should I run south? ".... I opted to stay up in Sebastian and it actually worked out for me.

I got this...

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Then, I see two Reds up so shallow they are belly crawling...No way the barge is getting in there...but I wait and get a chance to place a bait ...and get this...

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Going to eat some fresh flounder tonight....
There are many roads to travel
Many things to do.
Knots to be unraveled
'fore the darkness falls on you

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  • Topwater GuyTopwater Guy Posts: 473 Deckhand
    Very Nice Day :hail:hail
    Lead, Follow..... Just, Get Out of the Way
  • palmbeachpetepalmbeachpete Posts: 2,620 Captain
    You go Joe. Nice catch.
  • Keep on SpoolinKeep on Spoolin Posts: 1,361 Officer
    I gotta say joe, I like the selfie pics a lot better than the dirty deck photos. Nice work on the slam, I haven't had much luck in the river here lately.
  • RedfinaticRedfinatic Posts: 57 Greenhorn
    You got it dialed in !
  • SpaceCoast SlayerSpaceCoast Slayer Posts: 3,527 Captain
    Nice job man and killer pics too.. how are you taking them now?
  • zamogzamog Posts: 302 Deckhand
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    i bet the troller is helping the 'roids ;)
  • Salt CrackerSalt Cracker Posts: 140 Deckhand
    Cool double spot and blue tail on that red. TFTR.
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 20,928 AG
    Nice job man and killer pics too.. how are you taking them now?

    My son taught me how to turn the camera around so you can see the screen(so you see what the pic will be)....and how to use the timer.
    I just prop it against the back of the console seat...
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • triplehelixtriplehelix Posts: 164 Deckhand
    I thought you only fished for reds and trout. :huh
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 20,928 AG
    I thought you only fished for reds and trout. :huh


    Can't have 53 slams...without 53 snook... :wink
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • SaltstrikerSaltstriker Posts: 88 Greenhorn
    I do the same thing with my camera when fishing alone.
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 20,928 AG
    So, Yesterday was a grind. I started out trying to get a trout...and got a small one on the greenie CAL... but I knew the water was very poor so I left. Went to try and find a snook and a Red...but caught 3 of these.

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    And no, they are not the same fish.....I only know because of the different brightness...one was just before it drizzled.

    Never saw the first snook...and saw a pair of Reds doing the belly crawl...but they refused a little finger...I stayed way too late...I should have quit early.
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 20,928 AG
    Ok, Today I want to try and get it done...early. I really cooked myself yesterday. I get lucky.

    First spot...i'm not even in my hat and sunglasses...sunup is still a few minutes away....white CAL.

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    Spend time trying for a Trout...but I know I better get going to where I can get one. Run south and got a few hits...so i figured they were there...repositioned the boat for a better angle of attack...and caught 4...all about 14 inches on the greenie CAL.

    Continue south to go hunt down a Red.... See two up shallow but get refusals on both...go to my next stop...another refusal till I see this one that is belly crawling thru the mangrove roots.... I wait for a decent shot and pitch a finger...It comes out and eats...but is facing me. I really was conflicted...that is always a good way to yank a bait out of a fishes mouth but I can't wait since it might spit it...and it works out this time.

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    So, it's 8:45 and that's #54.. I finish the spot...see one more that refuses so I quit. On the trailer by 9:40
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • igoswoopigoswoop Posts: 33 Greenhorn
    Nice work as always
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 20,928 AG
    Ok, 55 was not pretty...Got out from Wabasso ( I hate Sebastian ramps on weekends) and ran south...picked up two small snook before running to get a traout...which was a little more difficult than I would have guessed...The first 4 fish all shook off... Like half way in....I finally caught 2..and a big gafftop catfish... I spent a little time getting some better baits...since the few I had were pretty tired after a couple days in the well. Took a bit of work but I did get a few good Redfish wigglers. And this was the pay off...

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    8:50 and that's #55..

    It was broiling hot...but I wanted to look around some since the water south is trash... Got up north and saw a couple big girl trout...but no takes...and a Red that wouldn't eat... On the trailer at 11....
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • Topwater GuyTopwater Guy Posts: 473 Deckhand
    Nice job Joe :hail:hail...I was back on the trailer yesterday by 9:00. When the Trout are suspended and not moving, it is time to go home.
    Lead, Follow..... Just, Get Out of the Way
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 20,928 AG
    Today I got launched VERY early. I decided to run way south and work back north. I started at a snook spot but missed a few bumps and caught a mangrove snapper. Then I caught a small Tarpon. I would have taken a picture...but I managed to break it off while trying to use my new lip gripper on it. I picked off a small snook on a point and then ran to get a trout...which after 40 minutes...did not happen. I wanted to use the quiet and low wind to try Redfishing and I saw a couple fish...but all were refusals...till the tide changed and started in. I got this one to take a finger up shallow.

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    Well, now it's hot...and late...(9:30) I figure I will try one spot before heading in...and get 2 trout by 10 and that's #56....Run for the ramp.
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 20,928 AG
    No slam...Can you believe not being able to find one stinking trout!...Had one on I think...pulled loose. Saw one swing at the CAL as I lifted it out of the water...
    Had a nice 23 inch snook early....and after getting a couple refusals...and having one shake loose at the boat...Got this stud.

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    32 inches is pretty good up shallow in this neighborhood.
    Quit at 11:15
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • Topwater GuyTopwater Guy Posts: 473 Deckhand
    Your the man Joe...:hail:hail:hail. All that we could bring to the boat was Snook, between 12"-22".
    Lead, Follow..... Just, Get Out of the Way
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 20,928 AG
    I know I will not be able to use my closest ramp with tomorrows lobster craziness...So I fished north today anticipating being back south tomorrow.
    Well, I caught a Flounder in my snook spot....
    I did find a pile of trout...a day late for me.
    It got still...and hot...I only saw 1 Red...who saw me first. I found two pods of snook...who were not eating.
    I decided to take a boat ride....Went outside and got the drag screamed a few times...

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    I caught 4 on a white CAL.....They can really scoot!...8 lb mono makes the same noise as bacon frying in a nuclear reactor going thru the water when attached to these guys...a very loud sizzle-ish hiss. The Calico jack took a pretty good bending....a good bit more than most inshore stuff can muster.

    Anyone notice what's missing?...Yeah...my elbow brace..bad day to forget that piece of equipment.... :grin
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • HookupAndGoHookupAndGo Posts: 201 Deckhand
    duckmanJR wrote: »
    ...till the tide changed and started in.

    Are you finding any particular tide is working better down south or just as long as it is going one way or the other?
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 20,928 AG
    Are you finding any particular tide is working better down south or just as long as it is going one way or the other?

    Dan, Moving is key really...I kinda like a low incomer...Easier to see the fish....old man eyes. :wink
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • beachside321beachside321 Posts: 371 Deckhand
    Saw you fishing by where I work this morning. There are tons of snook under our docks, some of them are studs too. They're really tough to get to eat because they're feeding on the billions of glass minnows around.
  • Look Out BelowLook Out Below MiccoPosts: 3,823 Moderator
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 20,928 AG
    So, I may have been fooled...Topwater guy said the ramp wasn't bad today...:shrug Timing is everything I guess. :)
    Put in at Wabasso and ran North...First spot I get this snook on a white CAL....

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    Since I'm headed that way...I go where I found Trout yesterday...and get 4 on the white CAL before pulling the plug.
    Headed back towards wabasso and got lucky early...

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    #57...
    Getting the hang of that lip gripper...
    Kept looking around but water was very poor....
    On the Trailer at 10:30
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • Topwater GuyTopwater Guy Posts: 473 Deckhand
    Guess we will see if the luck holds out at the ramp, in the morning.....I'm planning on an early start again tomorrow.
    Lead, Follow..... Just, Get Out of the Way
  • beachside321beachside321 Posts: 371 Deckhand
    Nice catchin. Not sure what the deal with mini season is... Someone mentioned the vis has been tough? Anyways we didn't have a single boat go out of Sebastian Inlet Marina yesterday for mini season.
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