Haulover Canal nighttime 1/23

Have been hearing about the shrimp starting to run so wanted to get out and check it out. It was pretty gosh darn cold so we only stayed from about 6pm-11:30pm. Only saw a few shrimp but we didnt hang out long after the current switched directions. Did net up some silver sides that were attracted to the lights and put those out to see who wanted to play. Not 30 min after putting them out my buddy got a nice hit, he's some what of a novice so I figured it was either a catfish or the bottom knowing him. Then the line started peeling off! Game on. Coached him through the fight, and after about 15min we boated a nice 34" slob of a red. Not bad for his first red. I broke another slob off being too anxious and came un hooked with another. Once it dropped below 45 we started to get pretty cold and headed out. It was a bust for the shrimp(at least during that time frame) but a pretty fun trip. Photo to follow shortly. Thanks for reading. May try to get out there again tomorrow night to play with the reds, and maybe stay long enough to look for some scrimps.
KeyWest 1520 Flats Boat
Indian River Canoe 12' Flatback
Heritage RedFish Kayak 12'


  • QualityTimeQualityTime Posts: 180 Officer
    Still a nice night!
    2010 Key West 211cc
    175hp Evinrude Etec
  • on_the_rockson_the_rocks Posts: 7,907 Admiral
    nice fish sir...
  • woo woowoo woo Posts: 66 Deckhand
    Were you "shrimping" by the bridge?
  • redjimredjim Posts: 774 Officer
    Wonderful job.....Great fish!
  • NSByakNSByak Posts: 424 Officer
    Nice! hoping to get out there tonight
  • JonDubsJonDubs Posts: 184 Officer
    We were just anchored up in the canal down closwer toward the Indian River side(west).. They are def chewing so get out there!
    KeyWest 1520 Flats Boat
    Indian River Canoe 12' Flatback
    Heritage RedFish Kayak 12'
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