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RG AirRG Air Posts: 284 Deckhand
Posted at custom gheenoe but wanted to share here

Rg air » Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:13 am
Random Fact... I put in a new NMZ build order and so begins the exercise of patience...

Saturday....One of the cooler catches for me...Early rise to watch the sun for one. Two, to watch the water come up on my standard mud flat where I've seen multiple fish the past five times but produced nil. Frustrated to say the least. To further frustration, I didn't see or hear one fish after it flooded. Spent over an hour before checking something new a couple miles away. The entrance held two solid sheepshead but spooked. Polled around and came up on a small red and was happy to have chance. After the second attempt a bigger gal came to play. Laid it out and put it in her peripheral when she came right over and inhaled. Watched it all 10ft from me in 2ft of clear water. 25 inches of solid red. The smaller red stuck around for a bit while fighting hooked fish. North Fla bonefishing at its finest.

Sunday... went back to same place and saw two fish. Landed a smaller one at 19 in.

Checked another new spot and had multiple chances. The second fish attempt was a real fail after getting snagged. She swam by the boat and camera to make it sting.


  • Net 30Net 30 Posts: 1,051 Officer
    Cool videos....I like the last one with the red flipping off the skiff.

    Looks like you have a nice stealthy approach and casting style. Too many guys forget how close these critters get and they focus on booming 70' casts when most times they're 20'-30' from the skiff.
  • FlatsFrenzyFlatsFrenzy Posts: 893 Officer
    Net 30 wrote: »
    Too many guys forget how close these critters get and they focus on booming 70' casts when most times they're 20'-30' from the skiff.

    Spent Sunday chasing tailers on a rising flat. Never could get a good shot on them as I was down drift on the SUP and they edged away as I tried to approach against the tide and wind.

    Finally gave up and just let the board drift...sure enough like you said, I spot one about 20' away rooting around in the grass...just deep enough where he didn't tail.

    Put the fly in front of him...he got one look at it and took off like a rocket...

    But yeah, it was a close shot.
    Gulf Coast of FL
    @flatsfrenzy #flyonly #onelessspinrod
  • Jared DJared D Posts: 399 Deckhand
    Nice work.
    I like your set up. That is a nice area. I used to fish it 20 years ago when I lived on that side of town. Now I am in Fernandina.
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