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Little Girl Big Fish

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This is a late report from October 30, 2015, right before Halloween on a Friday. This time of year has kept me very busy with family and I haven't had too much time to be very present on the forums.

 

I took the day off to go fishing with Elli (my 4 year old daughter) on the gheenoe after she got out of school. Of course, I had to fish before picking her up at school! Snook, is what was on my mind and when I started walking I spotted a tank overslot that didn't want anything to do with my fly. LOL. Then I walked down to a nearby oysterbar and found a bunch of sheeps that I decided to cast at. After casting at these convicts for 30 mins one actually ate my fly. It was a super fun fight on my 6wt.

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Then I ran into a solid school of good sized black drums and proceeded to drop my crab fly in their face. Finally to my surprise, one of the drum slurped my fly and I set the hook. As soon as it knew it was hooked it took off for the nearest dock. I totally got lucky and was able to turn the fishes head before getting broken off on the dock. After a good while of tug of war the fish gave up and came into my hands.

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It was now time to leave and pick up Elli from school. We get in the car and head out to the launch right at the bottom of the lowtide. Not long after we get to the 1st stop Elli catches 2 rat reds. That was fun but Elli kept talking about how she wanted a BIG fish. Time to move again and search for some bigger tails. As soon as we pull up I spot a solid solo red sitting on a sand flat in 2ft of water. fish on and the reel is screaming! Elli, starts yelling daddy this fish is too BIG!!! LOL. She did almost all the work of fighting the fish and only needed my help in the end.

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The rest of the pics are just from the past month of fishing from shore, gheenoe, or on the paddle board.

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The pic of your daughter holding the red should be submitted for pic of the week. Great shot - and awesome fish for her to have caught.

 

Nice misc pics of your fish as well. Great jack on fly and that's a big ol sheepshead at the bottom. Bet it was yummy. was the bigger sheepshead on fly too?

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Thanks guys! Pickgrin, the bigger sheep was from a family trip to the nature coast. It was caught on a fiddler crab using a pink barbie rod. Lol. We ended up keeping 6 sheeps that size and had a fish fry. The fried sheep nuggets were amazing!

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