I was hoping to put my dad on some redfish but anything tugging on the other line would make for a good time. On my third cast near some mangroves I fooled a redfish into eating my artificial and that brightened my hopes on putting dad on one. Unfortunately, after searching a few hundred more feet of mangroves nothing came to fruition. Dad started using some squid on the bottom and not long after we saw his rod bow down with ensuing fight, but a fish with venomous spikes near its fins doesn’t exactly describe a redfish.
It seemed like I had lost my fish catching mojo on several previous trips from not pulling up a decent sized fish or even a trout for what I can remember. Catching a nice girl like that definitely boosts your confidence and raises your mojo meter. You know what I’m talking about.
After releasing her the bite slowed down, except for the occasional school of jacks chasing bait on the surface, and with the rising temps and high winds we decided to call it a day.
My first three casts resulted in three small snook, up to 24″ in length. Ensuing casts every other throw brought in more small snook, until I set the hook on one and it went straight for some near by rocks. Palming the spool and getting her out as quickly as possibly I was able to change the direction of her heading and knew with my 30lb leader one of us was going to be happy within a few short moments. Luckily I was on the winning side of this battle and the hefty slot snook was kind enough for me to setup my mini tripod to take a few quick pictures.
More hits on my artificial presentations resulted in four more break offs due to my light leader that I was using but it was more than a good time! Get out there while the run is still happening and you’ll have a great time!