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Nursery Time

17 Jan 2017..Wabasso South...Clean water in a lot of the ares, still short on grass. Just call me Chester the Molester, absolute ridiculous day for under size fish. Snapper, Snook Trout and a Mouse Red. Biggest Snook, just over 18 “. Biggest Trout, barely legal at 15 “. Biggest Snapper, 9.75”. At least 12 of each species to the boat. Next, the Trash Can Special, one 20 “Ladyfish, and a herd of dancers. Jacks kept getting in the way, could not work the normal Trout areas. As soon as the lure hit the water, another Jack. Had a Hardhead Cat to fill out the slam. The drops and deep pockets off of the spoil islands are holding Short Trout Ladies and Jacks. Worked the ICW docks for a short while, nothing except for a small Lizard Fish. Something tried to eat it while I was reeling it in. The area between the culverts at Johns Island was full of surprises, usual run of short Snook. Snappers and Jacks. On one of the drops, an over size Tarpon decided to eat the Baby Vudu Shrimp. Gone in one jump. A few minutes later, jumped another one while flipping the Mangroves, bump, jump and gone. Way too early for them. Sheepies running small, boated one that was 14 inches, passed on several, too small. Guess that the big ones are out working on future generations. Pictured Trout was the giant for the day. All released for another day.


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