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Been a Month, 2 Jumps and off! @ The Pass

Launched @ The Pass @ 7am. Water temp 72.2 and pretty clear. Went to the beach for maybe a late season snook. Nope, just 1 jack. Did see a 6-foot shark coming towards the boat. I saw him, he saw me and he quickly went towards Mexico!  Into the Morgan River throwing a blue 5-1/4" blue sinking Yo-Zuri and got a 17" trout. A few ladyfish and another jack. About 8:30, the line goes tight and I set the hook. Massive weight and a 5-1/2 foot tarpon comes out of the water. Girlfriend says "what was that" and it jumps again, 20 feet from the boat. I did not "bow to the king", as I was amazed to have hooked the fish. Anyway, 2nd jump, no bow and the jerk-bail came loose and landed on the top my hat. A nice surprise for Mid-November. Continued in the river and got another keeper trout and finished the trash-can slam. On to a little island to finish the trout limits. Got another 16" on a salt/pepper/smoke chartreuse tail grub. And then 10 more 14" trout in one anchor point. Back to the outside for maybe a shark/ big jack with cut ladyfish. Nada. To the ramp and done. A decent day on the water. 
Oh yeah,  LOTS of jet ski's. Some groups slow down for fishermen, others continue @ full speed and others slow to 10MPH creating the largest wakes possible. Lovely. Oh well, we share the same water but not the same courtesies.  Until next time, be safe and enjoy the upper 10K Islands!
Polar 1900 Yamaha 115


  • 1outlaw1outlaw Senior Member Naples FLPosts: 1,861 Captain
    Thanks for the report....I will finally get out next weekend, havent fished in about 6 weeks.  
    Jason :USA
  • snookaffinitysnookaffinity Senior Member Naples, FLPosts: 1,301 Officer
    Thanks for the report. Got out Wednesday morning and fished rookery bay area on low outgoing tide. Water was dirty from the wind. One nice mangrove snapper and one small jack. One small snook chased my lure but did not take it. That's it. I will get back out next week hopefully.
    "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain
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