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It's been awhile since I've left a fishing report. I went on the forum a couple of days ago to check for fishing reports before going out yesterday, Wednesday, and didn't see any so I committed to leaving one myself. I took the boat out yesterday, Wednesday, with my friend, Vern.

We picked up a great load of shrimp from Debrooks and headed to Stan Blum. We launched just after sunrise and headed towards the jetties.

It was near high tide as we started drifting near the south jetties. We had frozen finger mullets and live shrimp. I went between about 20' and 40' but we didn't get a single bite.

Next we decided to try the docks. Starting from the easternmost, we moved west. We had a few bites but nothing real serious. No hook ups except I think we had one or two catfish.

From there, we decided to go to my "go to" spot near the water treatment plant. On the way, since it's all a manatee zone, we trolled a gotcha, a finger mullet and even some clams.

 I noticed some birds on the north side so we headed over there. East of Little Jim's Creek we got into some jacks. They hit the gotcha and the clams. We got 3 and then decided to head on. We trolled to the south bridge but no hits.

The rest of the day was spent near the water treatment plant. Using live or halves, we ended up with 21 jacks and two 14" sheepsheads. It was throughout the outgoing tide and we anchored in a few different spots.

We also got about 20 muttons up to 12". It's so hard to throw back a 12" snapper, lol. I was surprised that we didn't get any lanes or mangroves but no matter how long I'd stare at each mutton, they just wouldn't change into lanes.

We were very happy with our catch. I know a lot of folks don't eat jacks but they are fun to catch. Vern is from Jamaica and loves them and my wife is Filipino and loves them, too.

Anyway, that's my report. I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving.


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