Florida Sportsman member: Joupdog1 We woke up early Sunday and drove south to fish some peacock bass. Pulled up to a spot on a canal that we had done good on before and were able to sight fish right away. Most of the fish were in pairs, but we got 6 nice peacocks, 3 on fly from the first spot alone.
Florida Sportsman Member: Jayzilla We dropped the hook and it was perfect, 7 feet directly in front of the spot. The next two hours we proceed to fill a 150 quart cooler with big mangos. It would have been more snappers but we kept getting the occasional by catch or break off from big jacks or gags
Florida Sportsman Member: blefils Ended up fishing more spots as we headed north to Tiger Shoals. We fished out in the open, close to the shoal that zigs and zags in the middle of that portion of the lagoon. That provided the cleanest water of the day which was not very clear. I saw a slow cruising 26 inch red. I tossed a chunk of mullet out in front of it. It swirled, went down, and inhaled.
Florida Sportsman member: Team Mayhem At first I’m thinking it’s a sail given it’s size and how it’s jumping but it extended it’s fin at one point and you could clearly see it was a marlin. Then the 2nd fish comes up and starts jumping around. Sure enough, It’s a another marlin!
Florida Sportsman member : Sea Hunt With 15 more miles to the inlet, we spotted a couple flying fish in some widely scattered weeds at about 85 feet deep. We put out the baits again and wound up getting this red snapper on the ballyhoo/sea witch rig ! As we got the snapper coming up near the surface, we saw over a dozen school mates following him up !
Florida Sportsman member: BullsharkI said “lets try for those”, thinking they were Tarpon. The first cast with my Tarpon set-up and the rod bent like it never has before then the biggest snook I’ve ever seen breaks out of the water. This is by far the biggest snook I’ve ever caught…
Florida Sportsman member: Bigchocolatelab We drifted passed the spot and reset, this time we threw two flat lines out with big live pogies and started to bottom bump again. The drift produced again only this time big amberjacks and red snappers showed themselves.
Florida Sportsman Member: mitziboy It was a super low tide so I didn’t expect to get much more than that hit since whatever fish were in the hole would be trapped, but that was not the case. We ended up with close to a dozen snook, most around 25-30 inches and a half dozen reds around 17-20 inches.
Florida Sportsman member: Angler Systems We moved around and fished in 156 feet to 162 feet marking a mess but catching only a few. We fished the next two hours only putting two more fish on the box. Then like it often does all craziness broke loose and we achieved our goal for a Red Snapper limit.
Florida Sportsman Member: DogDoc We had several hits and drag pulls before the first hookup, but that ended up being a nice 75-pound tarpon. A few minutes later another hit but no hookup, then a bait down deep was taken. The fish ran long but stayed deep, and when we caught up with it we were pleasantly surprised that it was a 40-pound permit.
Florida Sportsman member: Ruff One She looks at me and says ” seas are down, wind is down, cobia are biting, get off your a–, get your stuff together and lets get out here!” She doesn’t have to twist my arm much for me to respond. In thirty minutes we were at the ramp and rolling. No messing around on this trip..
Florida Sportsman member: Boattronics he tide was wrong, but I figured it would be a good spot to let them warm up their casting skills. Lo and behold, a red decided to cooperate and bit Aidens bait and the fight was on! It was a solid fish, about 25 inches!
Florida Sportsman member: ColeJennette Three members hit the flats last night in search of some picture worthy snook. The evening overall started off slow, very slow. Three of us were throwing soft plastics in dark colors, black and gold – as this is our confidence bait in this area. A few flounder here and there, some short trout, and Matt finally hooks up on a drag screamer.
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