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9/27 Fire of an Evening Inside SLI

Well I finally had a thursday night where I wasnt busy so I loaded up the boat and hit the water by 6:00pm. Loaded up on perfect sized finger mullets but had to wade almost neck high to get them but 1 cast was more then enough. So After moday's great back to back redfish action on my snook honey hole my friend and I figured to see if the reds were still chewing. We got to the spot but had a hard time anchoring with the strong current but finally made it on spot. Did the same setup as I did Monday and let the waiting begin. We sat and watched the sun go down and the sky turned into fire lighting up the area with bright teal, orange, and red colors. Little did we know that the fire sky turned into on fire fishing! Then the bite started. My friend was hooked up and something HUGE. A good 10 min fight, and get it boatside and it popped off, but close enough to see it was a big bull redfish, didnt have a net anyways so it worked out. So now we know the fish are there so we wait out till it gets dark. While waiting we start to hear loud pops, the snook are here. Started casting the mullet out on topwater and bam my friend gets hooked, catch, pic, and release a decent fat 25inch snook. I get out and bam im hooked. catch, pic, and release it 24inches. At the same time my friend and I cast out and now we are double header on snook. After those releases I decide to cast out back to see whats popping behind us then line goes tight and its pulling good, goes under the boat, misses the anchor, goes in the motor and out the other side, get it up and in the boat and it was a nice 22inch redfish. In the cooler it went. I get set up and cast out again, in the meantime its snook every cast with my friend, I wait a lil and im hooked up good, fish just takes off lil a bullet then launches 15ft in the air and see its a small tarpon, get it to leader and pops itself off with some leader and my hook. Oh well so we pick up 2 more snook and then the big ladyfish come in, after 4 of those we pull up anchor and hit the bridges and docks for a bigger snook and a trout to complete my grand slam. Head up the river and find quite a few boats posted up at the dock lights, what they didnt know some of the best lights to fish arent those green and white dock lights that are so popular to our eyes but those far back dim dock pathway lights. cast out a mullet and get my trout but i had the drag so tight from the snook I ripped its mouth, oops. but was close enough and in the leader to call it caught. take a ride up to the roosevelt and really not much going on there, head back and hit the 10 cent only to watch the tarpon crash baits way out of reach. call it a night at 10pm. Between the 2 of us we caught 14/20 snook, 2/2 redfish, 4/4 ladyfish, 1/1 tarpon, 1/1 trout in about 4 hours time. Glad to see my honey hole still is my snook spot and now its my redfish hole too!

SKY ON FIRE, so was the bite!

counted out 7 baits excluding mine( if you look carefully there was 1 pompano, 3 baby redfish, 1 sardine, and 2 mushed up mullets)


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