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1/7 kitchen and 1/9 south shore (lots of lictures)

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on 1/7/12 myself and 8 other anglers made it out to the first "touring the kitchen" event. Well not an event, but it should be. Launched at a negative low tide with an incoming tide all day. 2 slams were caught, and over 200 trout between the 9 of us. My lure of choice for the day was a chartreuse 1/8 oz mission fishin jig head with silver and glow doa paddle tail, 25lb ohero floro. Here are the pics from SaurrdayPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImageMonday was a 2 man mission on the south shoreToday i get a text from daveyt asking if i wanted to go fishing. Well, we set up a time and we launched on the south shore of beautiful tampa bay around 12:30pm. I have never fished the particular area before and Daveyt was going to show me some spots. We made our way out to a small flat in between 2 islands with channels on either side. Not too long into the trip i get hooked up with a beautiful redPosted Imagei get to another spot and picked off 3 more within 15 casts or so. One fish was had 20 spots. My personal best spotted red.Posted ImagePosted ImageSo now i have 4 reds landed and daveyt still has his skunk on. I convinced him to throw on the same paddle tail i was using and boy did it pay off. Davey gets hooked up less than 15 minutes later on a nice red. Once the red was close to the boat he decided that he wanted to go and stay under the boat. A little coaxing and out he came into the hands of his master.Posted Imagehttp://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n222/GSELLERS1245/100_0082.jpghttp://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n222/GSELLERS1245/100_0083.jpghttp://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n222/GSELLERS1245/100_0084.jpghttp://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n222/GSELLERS1245/100_0088.jpgand the fish stachehttp://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n222/GSELLERS1245/100_0089.jpgAfter daveys fish i picked up another small redhttp://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n222/GSELLERS1245/100_0090.jpgSo now we chased all the reds away so we decided to move. The next area was on the back side of an island where there were thousands of mullet. So we work the mullet groups one after another. Then the ladyfish showed up. Every cast it was lady after lady. Davey managed to pick a slot trout out of one group of mullet and found a flounder on a nice sandy area. Since the ladies were demolishing the paddle tails we decided to mave. We headed out to the flats on the bay. As we get around the corner i pick up a decent trouthttp://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n222/GSELLERS1245/100_0092.jpgThen shortly after a carolina skiff scoots across the flat and marine patrol pulls them over. This scared off all the mullet so the bite shut down for about a half hour or so. We found some thick grass and started picking off reds one after another. I told davey the techinque i was using to skirt the paddle tail just above the grass and he picked off 3 in a row. We almost had a double, we were about a minute or so off. So about now the sun is going down and we see what looks like a bird orgy in the bay we wanted to check it out and see what was feeding on the bait that the birds were feeding off of. Well at the same time there was a cruise ship coming down the channel and i tell davey that we better not be on the flat when the wake hits so i decide to go and see what the birds are up to and what they are eating, of course when i get there all the bait is gone and the birds are just chillin. so we decide to call it a day and head in. As we were heading in the cruise ship wake hit the flat. We were in deep water and had 3 foot rollers so i imagine the wave was the same on the flat. We hit beef o bradys for some much deserved beers and food. What an awesome day on the water with an awesome friend. Thanks for getting me out of the house today bro. Total count for the day in 6 hours was 15 reds, 3 trout, 1 flounder, ass load of ladyfish, and 1 mullet :)[video width=425 height=344 type=youtube]jXstdyqb4Wg Some misc picshttp://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n222/GSELLERS1245/100_0093.jpghttp://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n222/GSELLERS1245/100_0096.jpghttp://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n222/GSELLERS1245/100_0099.jpghttp://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n222/GSELLERS1245/100_0101.jpgKEEP IT HARDCORE!!

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Man all those pics are cool. Wish I could take that many pics. Its hard to catch fish. Get to phone in dry area of boat. Explain to fishing partner how to use phone camera. Get fish back in water in limited time. Get slime off hands. Put phone back in dry area. Whats your secret G sellers. Do you have the same issue?

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Waterproof Kodak easyshare. Keep it in my pocket ;)

That's the trick right there...get a waterproof camera with a lanyard and hang it on the boat throttle so it's ready to go...phone camera's are cool but not always convenient

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I was part of that class that day. Many thanks to Glenn! Hope I can pay it forward to someone once I get some more nautical miles under my belt. By the way, that's me in that strange "paddle craft".

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I was part of that class that day. Many thanks to Glenn! Hope I can pay it forward to someone once I get some more nautical miles under my belt. By the way' date=' that's me in that strange "paddle craft".[/quote']Nice! Thanks for visiting the site man! Look forward to seeing more of your reports. What is that boat called? Is it a pontoon? Where did you get it at and what's the brand/model? I wanna check the prices out on those. They're pretty cool. Look comfortable too

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What a cool report.On your way out you could find Jewfish. Excuse me. Goliath Grouper. Or so some say. How would you like to hook one of those on a yak?We should mother-ship a few kayaks and take you into 90-100' of water. And let you hook real fishes. :fishing:

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I have been tinkering with the thought of jewbanging, I mean goliath kayak fishing. I have felt the power of these fish first hand and even on solid structure they are stubborn. Dangit Gary, you have my wheels Turning now. My best yet is roughly 350lbs.

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