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Matlacha (12:30 - 8:15)

Beautiful day with light breeze...unfortunately slow tides(real slow)!

Most of the day was slack with very few fish caught. Some sk8s, puffers, toads and some snapper. Action had a short run towards the end. Landed 1 trout(19") 3 cats, 2 sailcats, and another sk8 and snapper. Trout found its way home!! :D :D
Bite started about 6:15 and was more or less over by 7:45. Live shrimp was the only real action. People couldn't give away pinfish or greenbacks! No action at all on lures or jigs.
Although I should be taking note of slack tide issue...landing even 1 keeper trout was worth it. Add to that I lost two of something as I wasn't up on the reel fast enough...wasn't expecting the sudden charge toward me! From the way they fought...have suspicion they were also trout.

All said...a beautiful day!!

Tight lines,

Jighead
 

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Jighead,

Good to see your still hard at it and I'm envious of the fishing & weather :cool:

FYI, if pups are around - puppy drum/small redfish will pick up a bait, run at you, line goes slack, and ya can't catch/keep up with'em. FYI2, after talking w/Valdosta John tonight cast some topwater at them Specks and see what happens ;)

Although still to early may take the `bucket out this weekend anyway just to go :eek:

Hook up-reel fast,

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Bucket,

After hitting that trout, I kept main line out and close eye on it. At the same time with other rod I threw the tackle box at em. It was still worth the extra effort as I became better with the poppers. Hoping for some tide movement and I'll go back after them. Doesn't look promising tomorrow but might go for casting practice. Hopefully you'll pick-up a few up your way!!

Tight lines,

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