First Trip with Stephanie and Big Reds in the Barge Canal

anglerbros 7286anglerbros 7286 OfficerCrystal RiverPosts: 642 Officer
Finally got Stephanie out on the boat. Had a full moon, cold front and somewhat windy day to deal with so it was a very slow bite. She caught her first trout all by herself, did a little screaming but I'm sure she will get a lot better. I ended up catching a couple nice trout and lost a few bigger fish either snook or reds not sure. Saw some manatees up river and then got some food at Crackers. She was a very good sport all day and she wants to catch more fish she's just not excited about touching them, it's a start lol

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Went looking for black drum in the barge canal but was happy to find two upper slot reds quick 1 being a perfect 27". Didn't have to many big shrimp for the big drum and couldn't find any small blue crabs. Next time I'll try breaking some crabs up to use and hopefully have some bigger shrimp. Caught a small red, a couple sea bass and a whiting before calling it quits at 1pm. Cold front an full moon is easy to blame for the slow bite but I hope to find more fish consistently.

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