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Last Chance at a Tagged Red

29 Aug 2016...Wabasso ...Today’s start was a little shakey. As soon as I launched a thunderstorm fired up, still at the ramp, one of the anglers that fishes the area heavy showed up. Bad news, big storm. Quick calculation, not going to come here. During the day, fished through several heavy showers. Off I go. First stop, watching the lightning show and not paying attention to the fishing, lost a pair of short Snook. Got a hard hit, from the action, thinking Red. Wrong, big Snook, ran about 20 feet back into the Mangroves. Started to come back out, caught a Mangrove Root and cut the line, that is one of the problems with 4 # test. Got a small Snook and Jack on the way out. Hobart landing, small Snook and Snapper. Got an 18.5 inch Trout on the Arashi Top Walker. Mud bay was way too dirty to sight fish, hit another short Snook. On to the Sisters. All of the pockets were holding Snook. Biggest was just over 20 inches. Nothing on the spoil islands. Loggerheads, one barely legal Red and Snapper up to 11 inches. On to Johns Island for Sheepies. The rain really brought them up. Missed/lost 10 before I got one that measured 18 inches. No tagged Red, but have 25 entries for prizes in the CCA drawings.Mixed toys today, fish were mostly caught on the Baby Vudu Shrimp and Matrix Shad. Sent all the players back for future engagements.


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