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I will begin with a Public Service Announcement, according to my sources, there will be NO shrimp until late August or the beginning of September.  Normally those months shrimp are scarce, although this year they have been very small and the shrimp boats were having to travel further offshore to catch them with increased fuel costs, so both businesses decided to go on vacation for two months.  I bought the last six dozen.

Had a great day with Emilio, we left at 8:30 and were on the Snook bite by 9.  They weren’t huge, most were Tarpon Snook although we caught a few bigger Common Snook and even had a double header on one spot.  Emilio caught a Black Drum about 5 lbs. and then I hooked into a lunker, 17 lb. Black Drum, followed by a big Jack.  We also caught dozens of Mutton Snapper but under the slot.  I ended the day with a drag screamer jumping on the other side of a dock and boat while still burning my reel with a fully tightened down drag, sadly he won and I lost.  Ended the day at 3:30 with 9 Snook (Keith 7 / Emilio 2), 2 Black Drum, 1 Jackasaurus, and dozens of Mutton Snapper. 

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