Trout Really Picked up

7 Feb 2019...Wabasso/Vero...Started at Pine Island, nothing.  Hobart Landing Island a grand mixture, Puffers, Ladies, Jacks, short Snook and short Snapper.  Nothing on the flat in the morning.  Way home in the afternoon, Pompano, Blue and Big Lady.  Had a Sailcat try to eat the Blue.  Sharks got the Blue and Lady after release.  Saw a small Tarpon roll in the Morning.  Plenty amount of clearance at the Golf Cart Bridge.  Mostly small Snook , Snapper and Jacks.  Did get a low slot Trout.  First of 8 on the day.  Smallest 15.5 “, biggest 21 “.  Channel on the way out, loaded with short Snapper, couple of keepers in the mix.  Bridge still, a lot of small Snapper. Spoil island, a 19 inch Trout.   McCullers cove, as always looked good.  Found a low slot Red, and nothing else.  Estuary, nothing.  Johns Island/Vero, Short Snook and fat Trout. Lost the first Baby Tarpon of the year.  Flipping the Baby Vudu to a deep in the Mangrove pocket.  Bump, run, jump and gone.   Spotted a Sheepie in the Mangroves, flip Baby Vudu in, solid hit, not the fish that I saw, but a  4.5 # Ugly.  Head for Home.  Stop at Hobart Flat.  Work an edge with a Flat Rap, hit like I have not seen, back out of water, fighting almost like a Jack.  Finally get a close look, a lost Pompano.  All fish released for another day.

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  • bluewater_feverbluewater_fever Posts: 40 Greenhorn
    Nice fish!
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 19,569 AG
    You out all day John? 
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • jhdog13jhdog13 Posts: 228 Deckhand
    No, quit at 1745.
  • HooknCooksHooknCooks OrlandoPosts: 83 Greenhorn
    How long are your boating outings, in distance?

    Not sure where all of the spots you mentioned are but seems like you get to quite a few.  Was just wondering how far you boat to get to them.
  • questianquestian FLPosts: 28 Greenhorn
    What kind of boat do you have that can get under the golf cart bridge?
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 19,569 AG
    jhdog13 said:
    No, quit at 1745.
    Well...that is almost sunset. 
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • jhdog13jhdog13 Posts: 228 Deckhand
    I have a 12 ' Cat hull with a 20 hp Honda, waterline to top of outboard is 24 inches.  Total distance covered in a day ranges from 12 to 16 miles.

  • HooknCooksHooknCooks OrlandoPosts: 83 Greenhorn
    How long do you give a spot and how many lures/baits used per spot?

    Your pics have several rods rigged, thinking you can offer quite a few different options quickly. Especially as many spots that you visit normally.
  • jhdog13jhdog13 Posts: 228 Deckhand
    Came to the river from a Bass fishing back ground.  Keep 8 to 12 rods rigged, some with same lures.  Line test runs from 4 # to 30 #.  A spot for me may encompass  a couple of hundred yards of Mangrove shoreline.  Run the electric as much as 8 to 10 hours.  No short trips, when I go it is sun up to sun down, no food or alcohol on the boat,
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