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Went out this PM in the River to try to catch some reds, no luck. Did catch a 20 in Seatrout About 2#. I was wading in the river in about 4 ft of water for a couple of hours when I felt a bump on my calf. First thought in my mind was I was going to be dinner for something else instead of it being dinner for me. Gator Maybe . Dont want to go that way.
I looked around after wiping my a$$ and it was a Manatee , about 10 ft long scared the living $hit out of me. It smelled me ,chewed on my shoe string's and let me pet It for about 15 min. Hell I was ready to get on his back and go for a ride. Take that Discovery Cove. My Encounter didn't cost me 2 bill's .Then he was gone. Signed my Initials in the algae on his forhead before he or she left. Just in case we ever ran into each other again.
About 20 min later I felt a bump at my calf again,he or she was back my Initials on it's forhead . This time it wasn't as bad as the first encounter. Touched the beast a few more times about a half hour this time and away it went. Im just glad it was not a gator or something else that would of stoped me from posting this.

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When you feel that little bump in the surf you can actually walk on water.
The Manatee's can get real playful, when passing a dock, turn a water hose on and they'll hang around awhile playing in the water flow.
The jacksonville and St Augustine area have had real slow fishing lately. We've had a lot of rain lately. We're still getting the whiting, some small though. But the reports of the Big Drum are starting to come in, some in the inlets and others in the ICW. I'm only getting reports of one at a time, but the schools must be close by.
Are ya'll getting any snook yet?
 

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The water in the River is over 70 for sure and report's have them in the inlet Pm on incoming tides. From what I'm hearing mostly Reds and Trout in the river but with the water temp's increasing every day it shouldn't be much longer before they show up . Some report's of them at the Port under doc's and near piling's after dark.
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