A Rocket Launch...and

So, This morning as I am crossing the Wabasso causeway I see a rocket going off. It is a marvelous sight. Stopped in the turn off lane and watched it go out over the horizon. A good omen? 
I get launched and decide to go way south to try some places. At my second stop I get a nice Trout on the White CAL.

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The next stop I pitch a day old finger to a point...it is not super lively and as I reel it in...it gets hit by another nice trout.
I hit a new spot and jump off a snook. By now the sun is well up and the tide is almost slack. I make a move to get back into moving water and pull a small snook...

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Game is moving forward now.  I head to a Red spot but the water looks poor....But I opt to stay and take a look....glad I did! 
As I'm moving along I see a Red move ahead of me. I get a couple pitches but no take.  I decide to switch to my smallest live finger and get further off the bank. As I scan the shore I can hardly believe my eyes...a GROUP of Reds...just milling around.
I am very patient and wait for the right presentation...I let it sit...bump it maybe 6 inches..Bang!...game on! Hard on the troller.

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It was a lucky thing the tide was low...she could not get up under the mangroves and I stayed on the troller to get some distance from any "bad stuff" ...  A fat 30 incher....and all the others looked about the same size. This is the first group I have seen like that in a good long while.

So..9:15 and that makes #52

Now it is on to just have some fun....tide is moving and while I did not see any big girls today...I caught 6 more snook before quitting at 10:30... 
There are many roads to travel
Many things to do.
Knots to be unraveled
'fore the darkness falls on you

Replies

  • FlecFlec Posts: 444 Deckhand
    Interesting that you saw a school of reds today because I saw a school on Wed,,first time in a long while I have seen more than a single fish. Is it a seasonal thing?
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 18,573 AG
    I really don't know John...we fish the same general areas and like you...It seems it is always onezies and twozies...this was 7.  It's been a very long time since I've seen anything I would call a school...that's why I said "group"   

    The other day I saw 4 big inlet sized fish go by...but they were on the move and never even blinked as they passed my mullet. 
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • Topwater GuyTopwater Guy Posts: 418 Deckhand
    Old School Guy, plus lots of time on the water= Duckman JR  B)
    Lead, Follow..... Just, Get Out of the Way
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