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Quick Trip Fri June 16

Planned on a 4-hour adventure and had to drive to St. Pete..........
Launched @ 6:45 with water at 82.6.
Headed to the beach anticipating some decent topwater action.
Nope! 2 jack crevalles and 2 other minor blow-ups.
Water was very clear. Looked nice. To bad it did not contain any fish.
Off to the SW corner of Cape Romano.
Threw my tackle box at them.
Nothing but a 2-foor blacktip shark on a white swim bait.
Into the Morgan River. Throwing a blue Yo-Zuri, shrimp/cork and white bucktail Spro's.
Nothing on the Yo. Shrimp produced a small sheepshead and a mangrove snapper.
Bucktail tallied a 14" trout and a 17" trout.
Back towards the ramp and small mangrove island with good water movement with the outgoing tide.
Throwing into 8 feet water (away from the mangroves) produced 4 catfish.
Something was popping the small baitfish against the mangroves.
Threw the Spro in there and got an 18" snook and a decent jack.
A few minutes later, tossed the Spro back into the mangroves and saw a nice long silver flash.
Line went tight and after a nice fight, a 29" snook found it's way to the deck.
A few pics and back she went.
Now approaching 11am and a 2-1/2 drive, I put it on the trailer.
Slow day. HOT day with minimal wind.
No topwater but the snook at the end made it worth the trip.
Till next time, be safe. See you all out there!
Polar 1900 Yamaha 115


  • snookaffinitysnookaffinity Naples, FLPosts: 1,272 Officer
    I agree.That one snook makes the trip.
    "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 10,449 AG
    Good Post.
    I slept in Sunday , up at 5 am ..then back to bed till 9. Ramp at 10 , High tide , Buttonwood Bay.
    Hoped to fish the Bars topwater . Wind at 12 to 18 or so..Forget the open bay, trees were bending with the storms moving thru.
    Small Creek near there , small Snook, topwater. small snapper on a jig.
    Off to Out-front cove I've been looking at..2 to 3 ft. waves crashing the Mangrove.Nope.
    Back to Buttonwood hid from the wind. 2 4/5 ft. Sharks in an hour on chunk fresh Mullet.
    Back to the ramp wide open dodging storms.
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • RizanglerRizangler Posts: 157 Deckhand
    Good fast report thanks. I have had most my luck with spro jigs lately.
    G3 Bay 18 DLX
    13' Native Slayer Propel
  • 1outlaw1outlaw Naples FLPosts: 1,751 Captain
    Good report!!
    Jason :USA
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