Tampa Bay Slob!

Went out this weekend and hammered some snook, most of the fish were in the 20-22” range with a few upper 20s mixed in. 

Tons of fun, but that’s not the reason for this post...the highlight was when this absolute behemoth of a fish decided to eat. I was literally shaking when I got her in the boat and was almost speechless. Personal best, measured just over 41”. Just a beast!

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  • outboardsurplusoutboardsurplus Posts: 128 Deckhand
    Super fish. B)
  • Reel TealReel Teal Posts: 3,551 Captain
    Nice fish and boat
  • CaptainBlyCaptainBly Posts: 2,038 Captain
    Wowsa!
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  • trs912trs912 Posts: 146 Deckhand
    ****!
  • trs912trs912 Posts: 146 Deckhand
    trs912 said:
    ****!
    LOL at what just got censored.  Nice fish.
  • SuperMutuSuperMutu Posts: 274 Deckhand
    I didn’t know people still used photoshop. 

    J/k

    Awesome catch!
  • james 14james 14 Posts: 2,918 Moderator
    Nice!

    What's a fish like that weigh?
  • JustKeepSwimmingJustKeepSwimming Posts: 256 Deckhand
    Awesome!!!
  • JustDaveJustDave Jacksonville FlPosts: 162 Deckhand
    Thats a BEAST! Congrats!
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  • Bassin AssassinBassin Assassin Posts: 1,271 Officer
    Excellent snook! Super thick too. Gotta be around 25#. Congrats on your npb. 
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  • mplspugmplspug Palmetto FloridaPosts: 7,797 Admiral
    Wow, nice fish!

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  • cortrcortr Posts: 20 Greenhorn
    Nice fish
  • greg123168greg123168 Posts: 282 Deckhand
    makes you believe that there are some slobs in tamapa bay, my personal best IN TAMPA is a 39 and that was almost two years ago....but nice fish!!!!

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  • T.CovT.Cov Posts: 76 Greenhorn
    Thanks fellas, definitely something I’ll never forget. Crazy thing too was this fish was in a pod with 5 others and all of them were over 40! Pretty insane. 
  • MBC223MBC223 Palm Harbor, FLPosts: 22 Greenhorn
    That's a good one.  What boat is that?
  • surfmansurfman WC FLPosts: 5,292 Admiral
    That's a bigun.
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  • Gypsies CallGypsies Call Posts: 190 Deckhand
    Sweet!
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  • T.CovT.Cov Posts: 76 Greenhorn
    MBC223 said:
    That's a good one.  What boat is that?
    It’s a Salt Marsh 1656
  • TooLooseTooLoose Posts: 47 Greenhorn
    Studly! Seen them; getting them to eat is an impossible task. Congrats
  • MBC223MBC223 Palm Harbor, FLPosts: 22 Greenhorn
    T.Cov said:
    MBC223 said:
    That's a good one.  What boat is that?
    It’s a Salt Marsh 1656
    That's a cool ride.  I've been hoping to come across one out there.  Seems like a lot of boat for the money.
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 11,684 AG
    Nice fish.  What were you throwing, if you don't mind my asking?
  • miamidolfinmiamidolfin Posts: 25 Greenhorn
    beauty...thank goodness for inshore regulations
  • T.CovT.Cov Posts: 76 Greenhorn
    Nice fish.  What were you throwing, if you don't mind my asking?
    It ate a 4” live pilchard. Was using medium spinning gear with 15lb braid and 30lb floro leader. Happily surprised how well the leader stood up. 
  • T.CovT.Cov Posts: 76 Greenhorn
    MBC223 said:
    T.Cov said:
    MBC223 said:
    That's a good one.  What boat is that?
    It’s a Salt Marsh 1656
    That's a cool ride.  I've been hoping to come across one out there.  Seems like a lot of boat for the money.
    Yeah value can’t be beat IMO. The folks that build them are stellar to work with as well. On June 22nd there is a Demo day scheduled if you want to check out more boats in person and wet test etc..think there is a post floating around forums here about it  
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 5,325 Admiral
    That's dang sure a nice catch.  I bet it took awhile to land it.  Congrats.
  • jay825jay825 Posts: 297 Deckhand
    Nice snook great catch!
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  • snookwhisperersnookwhisperer Posts: 229 Deckhand
    NICE ! Welcome to the club.
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