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Old 10-20-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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When out today with Dean and all I can say is stunning. What a day to be on the water. Lots of bait in close, Cigs, Herring, pinfish loaded the tube and went in search of a new spot.



But before that I wanted to share why I love this sport.... You can not really put in words the feeling of being 24" off the water, alone, no engine noise and this happens -- again.



Found some good looking marks and started catching snapper - total for the day was about 14 to the yak. Got rocked twice as I was try for grouper (Good Job yesterday JD) and had a heck of a time getting through the reds.


Biggest of the day a 31" (ok I pinched the tail )



Brought 4 sharks to the yak and fought back 3 of my hooks!! and a 29" Cobia. 4 kings and a spanish. In by 1230 and then swam 2 laps around Navarre "Snokilicious reef" for the rest of my workout. OBTW did find 2 new spots and that brings the total fishing spots off NWF within Yak range to just over 119.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:23 PM   #2
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Looks like a good day I gotta get out there
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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Yes, we are all jealous... Good chatting with ya following the "Run for the Reef" at the Pier Bar. I plan to take you up on your offer of "guide services" in the deep water as soon as I get the confidence on the yak soundside... tell then, keep the great reports coming.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:17 PM   #4
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The grouper are tough in a yak, you just cant get any leverage and they get back to their holes in no time.

About how many miles do you think you put in a day?

Oh and I have to ask, where the heck are you in the pic of the snapper? Sitting side saddle?
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