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  1. Yesterday there w as very little whitebait off Green Key beach. A NPR resident who lives on the backwater of the Cotee was also throwing the net there, and he reported 4 ft tarpon schooling near his house. May put the yak in off Madison street and check it out. Caught another cobia off Green Key this past week, as well as the usual trout. Spanish mackerel are doing drive-bys and tearing up tackle there every time I go out now. If you can handle the wind, it's a great time to be fishing. My heavy wind anchor:
  2. Hello TOF Friends, Wanted to share this mornings adventure with you, got out on the water this morning around 6:30 just as the tide began to push in. Joining me was my good friend and NBJ Pro-Team member Bryan Holton.he is an 8th generation Floridian and as today would prove a great choice for a partner, We got set up along one of our favorite St Joe Sound beaches and began riding the drift parallel to the beach. Throwing 1/4oz Hot Pink, Chartreuse Yellow & Polar White NBJ's, it wasn't long before I had the first strike when a jumbo ladyfish greeted us with several big jumps and then off she goes. It was Bryan's turn next, and again and again, well you get the point. He was on a roll, species after species came over the rail as he put on a beach clinic. It was fun seeing him hook up one after another and the best part was we were just getting started. Every time we reset to begin the drift again, Bryan was on them...Pompano, Trout, Jacks, Whiting, Silvers, Ladies and even a remora joined the parade. Bryan has been a Major supporter of NBJ from the very beginning and with his help and Jeannie's, I have been able to take Nekid Ball Jigz from out of the garage to around the country. Thanks Bryan & Jeannie, Cheers, TK
  3. SwearinSailor

    Guy Catches Fish On Lego!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3emvYP1KmmI
  4. I won’t say the number of fish I caught so I don’t have to read all the posts telling me that my fishing report is just a fabled “Fish Tale”. But I will say this, I lost count of the number of fish I caught in the mid-twenties. Sometime thereafter, I caught 5 fish on 5 consecutive casts. Additionally, at another point in the day, I went 3 for 3. I don’t have a good set up for taking pictures when fishing alone, so I am posting the GoPro footage. The GoPro went dead just as I got into the upper slots which will certainly fuel some fish tale allegations by itself J http://youtu.be/irsq84fptg4 Here is a video of me missing a fish. http://youtu.be/AfotAZHDZSk So, the day started with me planning on my wife fishing with me. As usual, she backed out as we were about to pull out of the driveway. You know, just late enough that I cannot invite anyone else. I got to the lagoon late morning. I planned on fishing inside the clinkers from Haulover to WSEG because of the forecasted wind. As usual, the weather “experts” were wrong with their forecasts, but this time it was to my advantage. NO WIND. As such, I headed straight to where I saw a bunch of black drum that my buddy could not get to eat last time we fished J I figured that I could get them to eat. As I approached my spot, I was looking forward and east scanning the flats for fish. For some reason, I was not paying attention to my right. A few minutes of trolling go by when I just happen to look right. As I did so, I see that I spooked a large school about 5 seconds or so before I finally looked that way. Knowing that spooked fish are tight lipped, I just kept trolling along. As I continue to troll, I sneak up on a school of probably 30-50 overslot reds. My heart starts pumping and I try to hit the off button on my trolling motor. Only problem was that I hit the max speed button and send the fish into a race off the flat. As I am laughing about how terrible I am at fishing, I finally arrive to where I was going. I start seeing fish right away. As I make the first cast of the day at a red about 20 yards away, I hear one of my guides bouncing around. I laugh at that as well because the last time I went fishing, I fished for 6 hours, broke a guide on my favorite rod and had an issue with my favorite reel too. Needless to say, I didn’t do a report for that trip. As such, when the eye on my backup rod broke on my first cast this trip, I could only laugh and thank God for all my other many blessings J So, in summary, 2 spooked schools and a broken rod, so far. Anyways, I keep on keeping on. Eventually, I see about 5 large over slot reds. I get a couple shots at them as they snub me in each case. As many of you know, I like to get out of the boat and wade fish from time to time. So I decided to mix it up and give that a try. I hopped out of the boat and wade fished for a little while with no luck. Around 12:00, I decide to start working the banks while heading south planning my route home. While doing so, I finally catch my first fish. A nice mid slot red. I get her back in the water and then start picking off red after red after red while trolling down the bank blind casting at mullet action and pot holes. Eventually, I pick up a 22 inch trout. That bank eventually went cold, so I decided to cross the flat and fish the back country headed south back to Haulover. Another boat was headed in the same direction, but they were poling (ah the joys of fishing with friends vs. the wife who cancels last minute). In order to beat them to the exit runway I wanted to fish, I jacked the TM speed up to 10 to get far enough in front of them that I would not effect their stealth. As I was crossing the flat, I spooked gator trout after gator trout. I was already committed to crossing the flat though, so I didn’t stop to fish that area. Hopefully those fish are still there the week after Christmas. As I got to the next spot, I quickly picked up another nice red in the mid to upper slot range. This fish was much heftier than the earlier ones. The problem was that the GoPro was now dead. Oh well, no more proof J After I released that fish, I caught 4 more just like it on my next 4 casts. Now I am pumped. As I release the last one, I make some more casts and keep moving south. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I see some tails. I try to keep my distance, but cant reach the tails with my casts. I don’t want to move any closer because I don’t want to spook them. I found myself wishing I had those new microwave guides that I tested out the day before that gave you about 10-20 more yards casting distance. I eventually moved the boat to within casting distance and eventually went 3 for 3 on some really angry reds. They hit the lure so hard it was just funny. In fact, it kind of reminded me of fishing for jacks because you could just toss the lure in their vicinity and reel it back fast and they were destroying it. After wearing out that school, I decided to look for the elusive 3rd species to complete the slam. Well, I didn’t find it, so I didn’t get the slam. Well, the wife had demanded that I be back home around 3 to hang out with the in-laws prior to going to see the Singing Christmas Trees at First Baptist of Orlando at 5. In protest, I “unintentionally” lost track of time and did not get home until 430. I was able to flush the motor, shower, change and make it to the singing Christmas Trees only 5 minutes late, so I did not have to sleep in the dog house. The problem was that I don’t know whether my stomach or the actual Christmas trees was singing louder for the next two hours. Usually when I am fishing and not catching anything, I remember to hydrate and have a sandwich. But I guess it slipped my mind due to all the catching.
  5. Managed a couple nice trout, a black drum, and 6 feisty 15-16" reds. For reference, filet knife is 11".
  6. My buddy Mike and I had the day off and wanted to get on some trout for the holiday, and after several cold fronts, I had high hopes that temps would be right and that the speckled trout would be active in the upper reaches of the Bay. The last front was a few days prior, so I knew that the waters temps would have normalized. The tides looked good for the am, but winds were to be a bit high. Not till the pm though, so we decided to gear up for an early morning creek mouth trip. I hit the bait shop the night before and stocked up on shrimp and creek chubs. I’m an anything that works fisherman, so changed a bunch of treble hooks on my hard plastics and organized my jigs and jib bodies so that I would be ready for anything. Tuesday am after hitting the water at sunup, right as the tides started pushing out, we headed to the mouth of the creek. Once there, I got my first fish of the day, a 16” speck on a dark soft plastic on my first pass slow trolling with the tide over a point. We hung there for a bit and fished just inside and outside the mouth with nothing else to show but a couple of short trout that my buddy lost in front of the boat, so we decided to move to the channel on the outside of the creek. I know this part of the creek pretty well and have fished there under similar conditions; outgoing tide in the am with a slight chop. The channel into the creek has a nice East to West run that catches the sun really well on a cold morning. When the water’s moving, the trout seem to pool up there really nicely. As I'd done before, I did a few passes with various baits back and hooked into my second trout of the day, another keeper on my Mirrodine. A few more passes and another couple of trout and I called Mike over and we anchored up on the North edge of the channel where we stayed for the next hour of so catching trout about every other cast. All in all, we probably caught 30 trout between the two of us. The biggest being 17.5” with enough keepers to fill both of our limits before we ran out of shrimp, the bite slowed and we decided to head in before the wind got too bad. As planned, we used everything in the arsenal. Most everything produced too, which is rare. The only non-producer were the chubs, which was surprising because they’ve done well for me lately. The best baits for the day were the Mirrodine and shrimp, but with the exception of the chubs, we caught fish on everything that we threw; Lil Johns, plastic jerk baits, and my new Live Target scaled sardine.
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