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3 snook, 105 inches, 2 hrs in the kayak

JW_YakAnglerJW_YakAngler NaplesPosts: 301 Deckhand
Best snook fishing session I have ever had, and I was only on the water 2 hrs. this was the 3rd consecutive outing with upper to over slot fish landed. All on flair hawk jigs. The one that broke me off made the others feel light. The quest for 40 is on.

My YouTube channel: JakeW KayakFishing

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  • smooth movesmooth move Posts: 537 Officer
    ****! i want some of that.
    le se' bon ton roulet
  • SpineymanSpineyman Destin, FlPosts: 8,377 Admiral
    You have found the right combination for good snook. The reason I like my pedal kayak is I can reverse the fish away from structure with it pretty quickly.
    Kayak Rookie...and loving it.
    Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!

    II Chronicles 7:14
    if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.



  • JW_YakAnglerJW_YakAngler NaplesPosts: 301 Deckhand
    Spineyman said:
    You have found the right combination for good snook. The reason I like my pedal kayak is I can reverse the fish away from structure with it pretty quickly.
    Yeah, a pedal drive with reverse is in the plans. Anchoring does not work there because you have to position downstream, throw upstream and work the jig back with the current. The only way to accomplish this at anchor is to trolley it to the nose, which puts the anchor between you and the fish. The fish would would just pull you back over your anchor. I could not believe they were pulling me upstream in that current, so powerful. The anchor is nice when you need a break from paddling, but it would be so nice to be able to hold position with a pedal drive. 
    My YouTube channel: JakeW KayakFishing
  • Diego_sosaaDiego_sosaa Posts: 117 Deckhand
    Great video! You might not want to be saying where you are fishing though since alot of people are going to steal your spot guaranteed.
  • John McKroidJohn McKroid Posts: 3,989 Captain
    Nice Fish!  Congratulations!

  • JW_YakAnglerJW_YakAngler NaplesPosts: 301 Deckhand
    Great video! You might not want to be saying where you are fishing though since alot of people are going to steal your spot guaranteed.
    Thanks man. It is a well known spot. Many nights there are boats on every other piling, and there are dozens of guys fishing from shore on either end. No fishing is allowed from on top of the bridge, so only boats and kayaks can access most of it. Any kayaker that is willing to put in the work to fight the current 5 minutes to make one good cast is welcome to fish next to me, most would get frustrated and leave. Actually most of the boaters move on pretty quick, not an easy spot to fish.
    Similar results can be had at pretty much any bridge over saltwater in S. Florida, I used to chase spots, but find that learning to fish your home territory well leads to the best results. Now good shore fishing spots, I agree, should be guarded with your life.
    My YouTube channel: JakeW KayakFishing
  • SpineymanSpineyman Destin, FlPosts: 8,377 Admiral
    Spineyman said:
    You have found the right combination for good snook. The reason I like my pedal kayak is I can reverse the fish away from structure with it pretty quickly.
    Yeah, a pedal drive with reverse is in the plans. Anchoring does not work there because you have to position downstream, throw upstream and work the jig back with the current. The only way to accomplish this at anchor is to trolley it to the nose, which puts the anchor between you and the fish. The fish would would just pull you back over your anchor. I could not believe they were pulling me upstream in that current, so powerful. The anchor is nice when you need a break from paddling, but it would be so nice to be able to hold position with a pedal drive. 
    I can for sure tell you that the pedal drive has helped me on countless occasions to pull giant Reds away from docks. I would have lost probably all of them if I had just a paddle yak. I can honestly say the pedal drive is worth it's weight in money.  I am so thankful I bit the bullet in the first place and splurged for it! But you keep up the good work, it is great seeing these monster snook you are catching. Brings back fond memories of my dad and I in the distant past!

    Kayak Rookie...and loving it.
    Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!

    II Chronicles 7:14
    if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.



  • John McKroidJohn McKroid Posts: 3,989 Captain
    Great video! You might not want to be saying where you are fishing though since alot of people are going to steal your spot guaranteed.
    Thanks man. It is a well known spot. Many nights there are boats on every other piling, and there are dozens of guys fishing from shore on either end. No fishing is allowed from on top of the bridge, so only boats and kayaks can access most of it. Any kayaker that is willing to put in the work to fight the current 5 minutes to make one good cast is welcome to fish next to me, most would get frustrated and leave. Actually most of the boaters move on pretty quick, not an easy spot to fish.
    Similar results can be had at pretty much any bridge over saltwater in S. Florida, I used to chase spots, but find that learning to fish your home territory well leads to the best results. Now good shore fishing spots, I agree, should be guarded with your life.
    Good to know, Thanks.  Sounds familiar, I have done similar fishing under the 17th st bridge in Fort Lauderdale.  No luck with snook, but I have taken a few huge Tarpon there.
  • dcrdcr Posts: 365 Deckhand
    Sweet !   What a great night.  Thanks for sharing.
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