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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:01 pm 
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I fished one of the JKF Fishing Spots on Saturday and caught a variety of fish. I was primarily after Black Drum, so I stopped by the bait shop and picked up a small amount of fresh dead shrimp. Launched around 10:00 AM during an outgoing tide. While cruising around and dropping down shrimp at various spots searching for the Black Drum, I noticed some bait being ambushed along the grass line. Since it was very shallow and full of oysters there, the only sensible choice was a top water lure, so I tied on a Skitterwalk and started working it parallel to the grass line. It didn’t take long to start getting blow-ups and I eventually hooked up with a small Snook. I worked that area for a little while longer, but no more action there, so I continued my search for Black Drum before the tide got too low. I didn't find any schools of Black Drum, but the creek was full of very active bait, and the bite was steady in all areas of the creek. Totals for the day were 2 small Snook, 10 Reds (three lower slots), around 10 small Sheepsheads, 2 Black Drum (one slot), some small Croakers and other assorted bait stealers. A busy day.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:02 pm 
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Some Redfish...


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:05 pm 
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Other catches...


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:06 pm 
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It pays to have a good rubber net when using lures with treble hooks. No tangles.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:07 pm 
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Last weekend while fishing from my brother’s boat in the ICW, we caught some very nice Bull Reds.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:40 pm 
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Great report on another busy day Jim. I had hoped to get out Saturday but work got in the way. It was a busy day but I am surprised the Trout did not join the party with the temperature drop. Thanks for the report and great job!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:26 pm 
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Great report on another busy day Jim. I had hoped to get out Saturday but work got in the way. It was a busy day but I am surprised the Trout did not join the party with the temperature drop. Thanks for the report and great job!

Thanks Ron!

Yep, no Trout this trip. The water was very cool, but also very dirty due to the outgoing tide. I seem to have better luck catching Trout in cleaner/clearer water.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:18 pm 
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Hey Jim.....Looks like you had another busy and terrific day....Congrats!!

Nice to see the snookies are still around and eating....I have not caught one for awhile!!
Take care....John
PS: Headed up to Charlotte tomorrow for Thanksgiving at my daughter's home...not taking a yak, but I have a Tarpon 120 stashed at her home and will take a couple of rods...just in case I can get outta the house!!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:46 pm 
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Thanks John!
Have a great trip!

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So, after a number of blow-ups on the Skitterwalk last Saturday, and only a few hook-ups, I decided to replace the original hooks with some Gamakatsu treble hooks. They are dangerously sharp. I now realize just how bad the original hooks were. We'll see how many fish can avoid the hooks this weekend.


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Sound like this past weekend was great. I hope you have a great on this time as well and maybe get some bigger snook!

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