Johns Pass Slam 8-23

The weather looked ok for Thursday so I planned on throwing some artificials under the Johns pass bridge and then hit a near shore reef to look for some snaps.The water was really dirty so the bridge didnt look so promising but I tried anyhow.Second cast using a 5 inch swimbait a tarpon eats it and makes some decent runs then a couple jumps and then he throws the hook next to the boat.Sweet way to start my morning,next drop I hook something that wants to stay down on the bottom,I thought maybee a nice gag,nope a big black drum on artificial.
This picture is from a trip last week with my kids
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Then a few casts later I get a redfish on the same swimbait,I didnt have a measuring stick on board so back he goes.After catching these three species on artificial I thought hey I just caught a Johns Pass Slam.
Next I went to the flats and castnetted up some pinners and greenbacks and headed for the Treasure Island reef,I anchored next to a large piece of structure and started fishing with snapper gear.Right away I get broke off with no hope.I switch to 40# tackle and get broke off 5 times in a row from the big fish on the big structure.Ive had enough abuse and call it a day.
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  • perlman1234perlman1234 Posts: 1,449 Officer
    Great report man.. You seem to always know where they are at. Keep up the reports and if you ever need company or a spot to fill p.m. me.
  • juniorbasserjuniorbasser Posts: 27 Greenhorn
    Great report ... Funny how sometimes we think the water is to dirty but ya still get them
  • skyway andeskyway ande Posts: 3,331 Captain
    Killer dood!
    God, save the South!
  • DoozeDooze Posts: 233 Officer
    You need to start your own swimbait company. :fishing I will buy the product. Thanks for the vid.
  • jewfish7jewfish7 Posts: 517 Officer
    I need to start my own bed and breakfast,fishing show,fishing clothing line but have no capital.Any investors out there?
  • yelladevil17yelladevil17 Posts: 153 Deckhand
    Quit feeding the dolphins, dude! haha
  • DoozeDooze Posts: 233 Officer
    jewfish7 wrote: »
    I need to start my own bed and breakfast,fishing show,fishing clothing line but have no capital.Any investors out there?

    :Rockon

    I like the way that Saragosa 5000 handles those busters. That reel paired with that Penn rod seems like a nice setup. What line/leader do you have on there?
  • jewfish7jewfish7 Posts: 517 Officer
    30 pound invisabraid/40 pound florocarbon
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