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Not the worst...

Season... Not even second to worst. While last year was only 86 slams... Today, I surpassed 2016's total of 106... Today was 107.
After yesterdays 5 hour search for a Red that did not happen....You can almost bet that today I get one right away. With yesterdays stink fest (except that keeper snook...LOL ) fresh in my mind, I decided to launch at Yacht club ramp for the first time in about 3 months...not sure why...but there was something that drew me that way.


You can see it was still pretty dark.  I got a couple ladyfish after that...then went to a trout spot and caught a mangrove snapper. I stayed with it and finally a Trout ate the white CAL. So, I decided my only real legit chance at a snook was south...and I would just bounce spots till I got one.


Two Reds have to laugh...

Anyway, I was south of Wabasso causeway before that happened...but it was only 7:30 and 107 was back north I went to look at stuff I had not checked on yesterday.

This is what I saw as I got back to Sebastian...


The Quint on the left is my old departments truck....and the one on the right is my sons truck.  I'm glad that we still are keeping this memory alive we never forget. 

Anyhow...Not one more fish...but I had two snook blow finger mullet out of the water...but not feel a hook. 
There are many roads to travel
Many things to do.
Knots to be unraveled
'fore the darkness falls on you


  • MarlinmanMarlinman Posts: 155 Deckhand
    Congrats Joe on surpassing '16 count and for sharing the awesome pic. We will never forget..."Ok, let's roll!"
  • Thats awesome.

    Hey when did you start shaving Joe?
    "Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen."
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,265 AG
    Thats awesome.

    Hey when did you start shaving Joe?
    I had to go out with the wife....she made me... LOL
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,265 AG
    Today...the lucky fishing shirt was on...and fish like it.  Launched at Yacht club and hit a close in spot..first cast is a decent slot trout.... I run to my next spot and get a pretty large jack. The next spot is this guy...

    [img][/img]'s still pretty dark and I'm already on the hunt for a Red.  Take a run up north of the inlet and start tossing the CAL in likely places.....and... 


    Heck...I'm not even in sunglasses yet!   7 AM and I have #108 in the skiff.  I jump off another snook and have a flounder pull the hook before I decide to try some other spots.  It is still early but I can actually see....I pin on a finger mullet and....


    I hit my next spot and ...


    A slottie.... 9:10 and heading in...Weather was closing in...wound up in raingear for the ride to the ramp.  
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • Belfast BillBelfast Bill Posts: 99 Deckhand
    Great reports and pictures DuckmanJR, I am over staying on the Banana river the last week in December and a few days in January, so I might try and pick your brains for some advice, we have some kayaks where we stay but if anyone want some crew who will pay for fuel and beers,bait just let me know. I have my own boat here in the UK so know how to muck in.

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