On friday night Dave (bass assassin) and I decide to try something different and head to one of my spots under a skyway bridge. Usually you can get a variety of fish here or it sucks but we went.
Got there and there was a lot of people fishing the tail-end of the outgoing tide and wasn't much room but luckily these people fish from the bridge or on the corners and the snooky parts are open (btw on foot not boat). I hit first spot and threw about 5 times then decided to try my better spot since the people on the corner were fishing out and I went to fish under the dock, I woulda asked them if I could get in but they didn't speak english. So I get back behind pillars and whip a shadflash under the bridge and bringing it back and get thumped on first casts and reel starts singing and im thinking a good snook and have to climb down on the wet slippery rocks and after a decent find pull fish up **** it's a red
Whoo!!!! I've been snakebit for reds lately so glad to shed that crap but weird place for a red. Anyways soon as my reel started screaming the guys next to me start cussing me in spanish I believe and soon as I get off rocks they are throwing in my spot which didnt last long as I'm sure they lost their junk real quick.
After that I switched to doa shrimps and had a few good snook on but kept getting busted off. Finally I started probing between the pillars next to shore literally 5 ft away and I throw doa in one and miss a fish and throw it back and pull out a 18-19" snook. Of course both our cameras flashes weren't working so snook pix arent good.
About 2am the tide had turned to incoming and it was roaring in and and the fish came alive on top and under some parts (of course that weren't accessible) it was pure mayhem! I can't even describe the carnage that was going on it sounded like the bombing of Berlin in there! Some seriously big snook were exploding and some were so loud that it sounded like gun fire, was amazing but we didn't get anymore fish out of it.
Well heal up quick and lets go! It's a good lil spot sometimes especially if there aren't tons of people there even tho most aren't snook fishing. The carnage was incredible but also maddening!! Especially when you can't get to them. How about a snook popping ring tone
By foot, just park and walk the sea wall