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Things change within a minute!

I tried to order live bait yesterday and was informed that they wouldn’t be selling bait this morning, plan “B” was to go offshore and catch bait.  Bob and I got out there at 8 and the ocean was a washing machine on extra agitation cycle.  I wasn’t sure if I was going to “toss my cookies” although I didn’t eat any.  Twenty boats on the “Bait Spot” and nobody was catching any bait.  I saw Stuart Live Bait there and pulled up to his boat and I guess he felt sorry for me, I was already green and he agreed to sell us three dozen at a very premium price, but well worth it. 

Hit the beach first and Bob’s first cast barely hit the water and he was hooked up and landed a 34.5 inch Snook, it surely didn’t stop there.  Bob’s second cast hit the water and he was again hooked up and landed a slot (out of season) Snook.  It was pretty much non stop action until the action stopped after about two hours, not all the Snook were huge but no Snooklets.  We were at slack high tide and ran to another spot without luck and then went to Sailfish Point where there were two boats in the spot that I wanted, but I knew!  Boats pull up to a spot, make a few casts or fish for fifteen minutes and then move on.  Sadly, they keep moving on all day and miss the bite in each spot.  Once they left, I moved into “the spot” and we sat for about an hour without a bite although the bite turned on and Bob boated at 37 inch Snookasaurus.  The picture doesn’t do it justice as Bob was having trouble holding her.  We caught a few more there and lost about a dozen as the baits (Greenies/Threadfin Herring) were so big the Snook would grab them and run and eventually spit the bait and hook.  Finished the day there by 2 and ran out of bait landing 8 total Snook (Bob 5 and Keith 3 along with a 4 ft. Barracuda and an Osprey). 


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