Thursday, October 9, 2014

Rain, rain, go away!

The rain finally stopped but it will take a bit longer for the river to clear up.  As usual we're using live shrimp and whatever bait fish I manage to get with my cast net along with #2 circle hooks.  

In the North Fork of the St. Lucie River we caught more junk fish than keepers but it's better than not catching anything.  We had a few keeper mangrove snapper along with lady fish, jack crevalle, and a baby bull shark that was not happy to be hooked; he was even less happy when I grabbed him with the lip griper to get my hook back!  

Fishing near the inlet still produces more mutton snapper than you can shake a stick at but no keepers, the biggest one last week was just over a foot long.  Big enough to put up a fight, too small to take home for supper.  We also caught a few keeper and a few under-sized mangrove snapper, and a blue runner.  Like jacks, the runners can put up a great fight, making you think you caught a beast until you get it to the boat.  

Tight lines, friends!

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