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    Tarpon Snook - 17 Jul, 2019

    16July 2019...Wabasso/Vero...Has to be a good week, started out, my favorite store finally got in real Moon Pies.  The search for the ever elusive tagged Red continues.  Failed again today.  In fact, again, needed a Red for another shirt.  Started with a very quick stop at Pine Island.  As usual, nothing.  Same for the cut, lost 7 fish, slow start.  Shift to Hobart Island, nothing around the island,  Snapper out on the flat.  Only 2 fish, a legal Snapper and a short Mutton Snapper.  Needing numbers, so moved to the Snapper hole.  Again, all the Snapper had a black line.  Pulled 3 Snook ranged from 11 inches to 18 inches, Dolphin working the area hard.  Grand Harbor, couple of short Snook, then the surprise of the day.  14 inch Tarpon Snook, hooked in the gills.  Bled a little, cleaned up and a good release.  Only need a Sword Spine to finish the family.  Channel was holding Snapper, boated a pair of legals.  Watched 2 herds of Snapper in the 2 to 3 pound range, no players.  Out to the flats for Trout.  Managed 5, one barely legal.  Sheepshead in the Johns Island/Vero run, no players.  Out to the bridge, a few short Snook.  Try Pine Island on the way home, another Little Ugly.  Most critters caught on the Baby Vudu Shrimp and BX Rapala.  All players released for future encounters.