For the slot...
Today I woke up late...checked the conditions and the wind...as promised...was screaming. So, I was not super confident but I was going to get coffee and fuel and see how it goes. Nobody at the ramp as expected.
Ran to my first spot where bait had been making up early...and my second cast with the white CAL...
35 Inch ....luckily I had a lot of room away from shoreline and the leader did not wear thru.
made a second pass and lost a small snook on a jump... I left to find a wind shadow and a trout...I ran south and did get a trout and lost one other on the way to the boat. On to find a Red.
So, after catching two more low 20's snook...I hook something big...but I was a second too slow getting the nose away from the mangroves and it powered into the mangroves.....dang...
Then, I hook up a nice top slot Red on a chartreuse CAL and get it right to the baot...and as I reach for the net...it dives into the troller and gone...Ugh...I keep remembering that sweet snook so I don't get discouraged....sun comes out some... pin on a finger and start looking....a little luck and clean water and....
Look at that color!...One of the nicest I've seen in a very long time...so vibrant.
So...9:10 and that is #114....
Yep...a waterspout coming in off the ocean. It was weird it roped out sideways like that.
Anyway, Wind was roaring and I had a couple quick rain showers hit me. That was when I found out red ants were in the sleeve of my rain jacket. I survived all that and I wound up catching a few snook on the CAL off of windy points. It took a long time to catch a trout after having one pull off. I had a few more of these..
And I caught a mangrove snapper and another trout...and when I thought it was a lost cause....Victory!
11:00 AM and that makes # 115 Finished with 8 snook 2 trout a snapper and a Red
Many things to do.
Knots to be unraveled
'fore the darkness falls on you