Quick LMR Report

Bassin AssassinBassin Assassin Posts: 1,248 Officer
Launched just after noon yesterday. Water temp was 60-65 during the day depending on location. Went to my winter spots and was catching fish, but only small snook. Lure of choice was a 3" RT Mullet in electric chicken, shadflash shad and smoke mullet. After about 15 small snook and 1 rat red, I stopped keeping track. Worked 3 shallow bays during the day with lots of action, but no size. Ended up catching close to 30 snook ranging from 6" to 20". Had by-catches of 2 jacks and one lady fish.
Was probing a shallow water bay and in about 2 feet of water when my lure got hammered. Set the hook on a solid fish. It took off towards deeper water and was peeling some drag. Violent head shakes and a glint of copper let me know she was a red. After a terrific fight, I slipped the net under her. She came in at a respectable 26.5". It was a pretty good day.

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  • lukkyracerlukkyracer Posts: 667 Officer
    Nice red dude.  One fish like that makes my day!!
  • swampwalkerswampwalker Posts: 1,710 Captain
    Great! Reds are my favorite to catch.
    The original - "Renaissance Redneck"
  • Bassin AssassinBassin Assassin Posts: 1,248 Officer
    Thanks guys! I agree swamp. Reds are tops in my book. 
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  • Reel-LuckyReel-Lucky Oldsmar, FLPosts: 3,011 Moderator
    Nice catch BA.
  • Gypsies CallGypsies Call Posts: 172 Deckhand
    Beautiful fish Dave! A snooklet is still a snook... Most I ever got in a day was 17 - with my wife, together, and all were on topwater...  starting to fish more now.
    Gypsies Call
    SWO LCDR, USN-Retired
    Sea Chaser 200 Flats Series
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