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The Century mark...

duckmanJRduckmanJR Senior MemberSebastianPosts: 21,265 AG
Today was the day.   I got out a little early and was kinda hopeful I could get this chapter closed today. I figured It would allow me to do some other things if I so chose. So, I hit my first spot and it's empty. I run to the next one...which is a very iffy dock light....and get a nice 20 inch Trout. I'm pretty happy about that because it takes the iffy run around looking I usually have to do when I go south.  I run to the next two spots and they are both blank... The next spot is the charm with 3 snook and another nice trout.


[img]https://i.imgur.com/U28bEUol.jpg[/img]



This let me go to a different spot and start prospecting for Reds early. I missed a strike from something. I finally saw a Red up super shallow with it's back out of the water...got 2 shots but no interest.  I kept moving and finally see another Red up shallow...but this time it's money in the bank!

  [img]https://i.imgur.com/ghAUb5il.jpg[/img]

8:35 and that is number 100!  There was nothing but large cumulonimbus clouds and rain coming in off the ocean...again... At the ramp at 9:15

I'm not really sure what this means as far as the fishery goes...but as an unscientific anecdotal test....This year is better than last...by a long shot. 
There are many roads to travel
Many things to do.
Knots to be unraveled
'fore the darkness falls on you

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  • SpineymanSpineyman Senior Member Destin, FlPosts: 8,377 Admiral
    You are the man! Keep on fishing.
    Kayak Rookie...and loving it.
    Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!

    II Chronicles 7:14
    if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.



  • MarlinmanMarlinman Junior Member Posts: 155 Deckhand
    Quite the feat Joe...HUGE congrats!
  • thaythay Member Posts: 78 Greenhorn
    Way to go Joe. I"m sure there are a bunch of us rooting for your that never comment. Impressive feat once again.
  • Net 30Net 30 Senior Member Not from herePosts: 1,051 Officer
    Great job Joe!  Didn't think it was possible based on how the year started.

    Gives me a little ray of hope for when I head back South.
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Senior Member SebastianPosts: 21,265 AG
    Thanks guys....

    George, After last year I was not super hopeful....But May was really good and even through the dog days of a sweltering summer it held up OK. Get with me when you get back south.   
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Senior Member SebastianPosts: 21,265 AG
    Today, against all odds...is a +1  
    When I woke up it was raining and I could hear the rumble of thunder. I drank some coffee and decided I would go to the ramp and just see how it shakes out. As I had said this week we were having a lot of offshore storms moving in at daybreak and maybe this was just one getting in early. I got to the ramp and there were 5 other boats already there. I pulled in and waited watching the radar on my phone. Right before 7 we had a weather window and I cranked the truck & started backing in....It was what everyone else needed to make their move too.
    I decided to stay close and watch because it was still pretty iffy with some lightning south of us.  
    My first spot the water was filthy but I picked up two trout on the chartreuse CAL.  Ran to my next spot and caught a small snook and lost another. By now the weather cleared and I headed south. I found some fish up shallow but went 0 for 3...and felt I was pretty snakebit....but I finally sealed the deal on a Red.

     [img]https://i.imgur.com/17h0bjdl.jpg[/img]

    So...That makes 101

    Stopped and talked with Flec before heading to the ramp. I was surprised how many boat were out given the conditions. I got loaded on the trailer just ahead of another storm. 
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • Belfast BillBelfast Bill Junior Member Posts: 99 Deckhand
    Hi DuckmanJR, great posts, can I just ask you where you launch from, which jetty?
  • FlecFlec Senior Member Posts: 735 Officer
    From the tip of the north jetty at Sebastian. Pretty amazing launch.
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Senior Member SebastianPosts: 21,265 AG
    Hi DuckmanJR, great posts, can I just ask you where you launch from, which jetty?
    I have a boat so you don't launch from a jetty.....and I launch from either Yacht club ramp in Sebastian or the Wabasso causeway ramp... 
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • Topwater GuyTopwater Guy Senior Member Sebastian FlPosts: 473 Deckhand
    edited September 2018 #11
    Flec said:
    From the tip of the north jetty at Sebastian. Pretty amazing launch.
    I, can see it now.......Hold on to my coffee and watch this........
    Lead, Follow..... Just, Get Out of the Way
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Senior Member SebastianPosts: 21,265 AG
    Flec said:
    From the tip of the north jetty at Sebastian. Pretty amazing launch.
    I, can see it now.......Hold on to my coffee and watch this........
    Getting back on the trailer is the real tricky part   LOL 
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • Topwater GuyTopwater Guy Senior Member Sebastian FlPosts: 473 Deckhand
    duckmanJR said:
    Flec said:
    From the tip of the north jetty at Sebastian. Pretty amazing launch.
    I, can see it now.......Hold on to my coffee and watch this........
    Getting back on the trailer is the real tricky part   LOL 
     B) 
    Lead, Follow..... Just, Get Out of the Way
  • HUNTINTHEWILDHUNTINTHEWILD Junior Member Posts: 332 Deckhand
    Just hunt one of those nice standing waves.  Should be able to ramp right up onto the jetty
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