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1st time Mutton on Indian River (PSL area)

Had a first for me this last Monday afternoon. Caught a Mutton on live shrimp under the Stuart bridge on the IR - too small though, 14". Tons of large Ladyfish made for a good time while testing the Rhodan anchor out.

Chuck  :grin:


  • My TurnMy Turn Posts: 77 Deckhand
    I caught a keeper in 3 fow on a chartreuse cal right after mathew blew through 2 years ago. Crazy.
  • One DropOne Drop Posts: 441 Deckhand
    It's actually not that crazy at all.  The IRL is supposed to house juvenile fish of all kinds.  In it's hey day you could catch gags, muttons and a lot of different species that spend their adult lives offshore.  I used to see lobsters walking through the lush grass flats that used to be there before we dumped the nasty cocktail of nitrogrn laden runoff and Lake O onto the estuary.  We once got into a cobia frenzy on the sailfish flats. All small guys but unbelievable fun on light tackle.  Keep fishing that causeway, the pompano should be hitting hard soon.  Get yourself a Doc's Goofy Jig and line up with the pompano contingent and jig hard.  Tight lines. 
    Yea, I spoke with an old timer at work about this.  He said he used to ride is bike to school and bring his fishing pole (this is back when the causeway was a wooden bridge).  He also said he used to catch grouper and snapper right there and grill them next to the Australian Pines.  I am hopefully going to get out of here soon.  Florida sucks and I'm sick of it...
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