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Why can’t neighbors get along like Fish! Redfish and Snook on the same dock!

Aquaholic IVAquaholic IV Senior MemberJensen Beach / Previously Pembroke PinesPosts: 1,056 Officer

Why can’t neighbors get along like Fish!  Redfish and Snook on the same dock! 

Steve, a comrade from my previous career and now a fellow member of the Stuart Rod and Reel Club joined me today.  While buying my six dozen shrimp, I received intel that the Spanish have arrived, just outside the inlet.  We found big schools of bait……Horn Bellies!  Caught about two dozen for the livewell.  Started jigging for Spanish Mackerel, got chased and followed but couldn’t get the bite.  Started trolling around the area and landed one, although each of us caught about six Blue Runners.  Decided it was time for us to do what I know best, SNOOK!  Started in Sailfish Point on docks and my first cast, B A M !  Pretty decent fight and I was shocked to see a nice Redfish.  What is going on, did someone tell them that they can’t be kept, so they started biting again after a two year hiatus?  A few casts later, another Redfish.  On the same dock, I caught 9 Snook in a row.  The bite was on fire.  Sadly, all good things come to an end.  We moved around other docks and into the Manatee Pocket where I put 2 more Snook in the Boat and Steve finally got on the board with 1 Snook. Naturally, we both caught some Snapper and Jacks all day and I’ll confess, I caught the only Catfish. We fished until about 5 without much luck and called it a day.  It was nice having Steve onboard and we will do it again.

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