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26 Apr 2021...Wabasso/Vero…Prestidigitator at work.  Vero Power Plant,  turned a sure Snook into an 18 inch Sheepshead.  Dark pocket, good for Snook, not today.  Cast to the back side, solid hit.  Run to the Mangroves, turned and ran for the docks, thinking Snook.  Get it up, a solid Sheepshead, not the 24 inch that I’m looking for.  Act 2, Trout spot...Johns Island, long skip cast back into a deep Mangrove pocket, Trout kind of bump.  Set the hook, definitely not a Trout, too much Silver.  Work out to deep water, finally get a few jumps, 30 inch Tarpon.  Again the Baby Vudu Shrimp hooked  the top jaw of the Tarpon.  Staying with Johns island, spotted a fun size Tarpon slow cruising just under the surface, would not play.  Things got real strange later.  Working the Mangroves, saw a Sheepie working.  Flip cast, easy drop, it followed the Baby Vudu down.  No line twitch or bump, just a slow in the drop rate.  Straight up hook set, 15 inch special.  Sheepshead are back.  Most are working in the Mangroves, a few under docks and on the open flats.   Big sandy spot, always something special.  This Is nothing but a barren desert.  Hang up in the Mangroves, watch an Ugly swim across.  Spot a few new sticks swimming around, a six pack of Tarpon in the 30 to 40 inch range.  For a change, got a good cast, one followed the Baby Vudu, but did not hit.  Playing with these, ran over a big Trout.  Snook were a mess today.  Lost every one that hit under a dock, managed 9 shorts off of the Mangrove edges.  Hole In The Wall, found another lost Red, just over 23 inches.  Snapper were plentiful, again a limit would be easy.  All players released for future encounters.


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