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Old 06-11-2007, 08:07 AM
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p.s. Frank where are our home waters? Central Florida?

Sounds like a great day. It is a shame that the sharks had to interfere. Good to see you used the appropriate tackle for the job. There are times that fly tackle is not the right tool.

I live in Inverness and fish the Withlacoochee water shed.
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p.s. Frank where are our home waters? Central Florida?

Sounds like a great day. It is a shame that the sharks had to interfere. Good to see you used the appropriate tackle for the job. There are times that fly tackle is not the right tool.

I live in Inverness and fish the Withlacoochee water shed.
youre right about proper gear for the job. I really dont think 10-12 lb test mono and 30# leaders were really the right choice either. had fun though.

Lake Pan is very low, I think Traceys point is almost dried up. you guys have been in a drought longer than us folks down here in So. Fl. I used to live up there (webster off 471)
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That does sound like an awesome day. Good times!
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:59 PM
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it was a blast!

we are going again after we get the boat fixed. the oil/fuel injector valve went on the motor. 2 weeks after this coming weekend. woohoo....

a buddy of mine went out to chocoloskee thursday-saturday and caught over 40 snook, 3 keeper reds and a number of sea trout.
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boat is fixed, needed to replace the vro pump (fuel oil mixer valve). if we have nice weather tommorrow night we are going to N. Biscayne for some snook. hope it dosnt rain past 5:00 tommorrow night
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Had a blast on sunday. Sight fished early morning for reds and trout, didnt find a one. headed out in the Gulf side of flamingo to see if we could pick up some fish around channel markers. Found a triple tail hanging around one of the boundry signs threw a shrimp pattern to it and nothing. One of the guys fishing with us threw a live shrimp to it and bam, fish on. Fished the area for a while picked up a few trout (undersized) on live bait. later in the morning we headed out to an off shore wreck. That is when all the fun and antics began. there were schools of permit in the 5-10 lb calss, yellowtail jacks from 2-20 lbs, bluefish, spanish makerel, pompano, and sharks. I threw a pattern that resembled a pilchard into the schools of jacks and WOW that was crazy instant hook ups, play them for a while then the sharks would have their turn and end the fight in about a nano-second. we did manage to land several fish on conventional tackle. We went 4 for 12 on permit free lining shrimp, 1 cobia, a spanish makerel, and 2 pompano 1 of which I chased around the skiff before he and I both were in the water. He was about 3-5 lbs. brought the fly rod out again for permit and again sharks ended the battle. One of the guys was bringing a bluefish up into the boat and got sharked About a 5-7' bull shark came out of nowhere and took the fish. It go to the point that to bring fish into the boat we needed to use traditional gear and run them down with the trolling motor to keep the sharks from having a snack. Did manage to hook a hammerhead and tusseled with him for a few minutes. ALL IN ALL IT WAS AN EXCELLENT DAY.

p.s. Frank where are our home waters? Central Florida?
I would like to say thank you to Capt. Marc Frankel of Gettin' Tail Charters. If it wasnt for his local knowlage of E.N.P, I dont think we would of had the day we had. Thanks Marc.
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