Crystal River 10/23

Bass fished again for an hour waiting on Jakes friend Willie. While doing so we caught several bass and one nice one which put up a great fight on light tackle. Never made it past the sheriff station today because we could tell it was very windy. Anchored up where everyone snapper fishes on the ledges in the river and they were hungry. Usually you catch 40 snapper 99% being 5-8" here. But today we caught like 40 with 20 being over 11" and released another limit of 10.5". They put up a great fight in 20ft of water in strong current with a tiny rod with 10lb braid! I caught a couple 12" and one 13" and Jake caught 3 or 4 reds with 1 nice slot. And mixed in were a few 13-14" black drum that we released. Got a 3 man limit of snapper in a couple hours trying to only keep 11"+ ones, then headed up river to check out the springs. Jumped in and went down the canal looking for fish instead of swimming to the spring and was amazed to find a school of 25-30" snook within 5ft in front of me! Then saw a nice bass and several snapper. Jumped in the boat and caught a 11" snapper on cast 1, released. Caught a 24" snook cast 2, and released. I think thats a brackish slam bass, red, snook? Not sure if we needed a trout too but they haven't moved into the river yet I don't believe. Still a great day with strong winds and didn't spend $10 of gas and brought home a cooler full of quality fish!

Go Pro Video

http://youtu.be/_grKootsML8

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  • TideUpTideUp Posts: 126 Officer
    Awesome post man! Nice half salt slam!
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  • Biggary16Biggary16 Posts: 469 Deckhand
    Way to go guys! Nice pile of fish. Cool video of the snook hiding in the shadow.
  • Reel MullarkeyReel Mullarkey Posts: 1,848 Captain
    That is a cool part of the world from what I have seen and read. Congrats on the brackish slam!
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  • Lobstercatcher229Lobstercatcher229 Posts: 4,844 Captain
    Congratulations on a great day!
  • DOCKSIDEDOCKSIDE Posts: 1,797 Captain
    Nice day. Didn't I see you on the hook with SeaTow ?
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  • anglerbros 7286anglerbros 7286 Crystal RiverPosts: 639 Officer
    DOCKSIDE wrote: »
    Nice day. Didn't I see you on the hook with SeaTow ?

    Yea, that was us yesterday...tournament didn't go as planned...lol
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,885 Moderator
    I like the sound of bigger snapper moving in.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • APEAPE Posts: 973 Officer
    Yea, that was us yesterday...tournament didn't go as planned...lol


    Did this tow involve a channel marker?
  • anglerbros 7286anglerbros 7286 Crystal RiverPosts: 639 Officer
    APE wrote: »
    Did this tow involve a channel marker?

    No, lower unit locked up. Why, did one get hit Sunday?
  • RedbonzRedbonz Posts: 4,538 Captain
    :thumbsup
    If it don't fit force it. If it breaks it needed replace anyways. :banghead
  • SlackerSlacker Posts: 1,535 Captain
    Thanks for the great post.
  • APEAPE Posts: 973 Officer
    No, lower unit locked up. Why, did one get hit Sunday?

    No, but I heard that someone hit a channel marker but they haven't owned up to it on the forum yet, I was just fishing to see if it was you.
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