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So I got off early today so what do I do yep launch the Mako. winds were at a blistering 20mph water temp 57* air temp 60* at best high 50's is more like it water stained half moon and did I mention it was windy. With the wind blowing it was incredibly hard to drift in the direction or speed I wanted to, but Ive always noticed that fish are usually more aggressive in windy conditions... soon enough reel fishing girl and I found a school of specks we worked the area with XR8, XR10, some cheap bomber jerk bait ( I love it ), and lucky craft pointers. white, blue, green, and shad colors were all productive not to mention all the fish were in 3ft or less and our lures were either suspending or floating. I choose to throw jerk baits due to there sound, action, vibration, and profile vs a mr17 specks are eating finger mullet and the mr17 looks nothing like it... they will still catch fish without a doubt but I choose otherwise for the reasons above. all fish caught today were keepers, nothing less then 17in we left the fish biting and took home 5... specks are pulling hard these days and Im finding more and more fat ones yall need to get on this action its too much fun on light tackle the strikes are hard and fast, and have been coming off of a moderate speed retrieve, by way of reaction.

TIGHT LINES AND HERE COMES A LONG WEEKEND SEE YALL OUT ON THE WATER!!!!!:thumbsup:
 

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I shoulda "accidentally" closed my computer when you were typing this report on it. I FINALLY get a report up & you're about to steal all my views!

Thanks for the fish tonight man, way better than the pasta I would have had at my place. Let's go find a gator tomorrow!
 

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Oh, forgot to mention ThaFish and XxReelfisherxX came over for the speck cook out they brought a crappie and a lgmb to the table by way of fly fishing in escambia earlier today. Very good eats bro's. And Yes let's find us that 30" speck

Escambia River, has been producing a lot of quality fish I won't be surprised when we or someone else finds that monster
 

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Great report with ALL the necessary information. Fantastic pictures. I'm glad you guys are on some quality fish.

Looks like the birds are helping you out with the bait situation.
 

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Great report with ALL the necessary information. Fantastic pictures. I'm glad you guys are on some quality fish.

Looks like the birds are helping you out with the bait situation.
Yep I took one look at those birds and new the fish were somewhere near by.
 

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Thanks for great time the wind was horrible but your right the fish were biting once we found them. I cant wait to use my new lure and find me my 30 in speck.
 

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Thinking back, I have never seen or heard of a 30" coming from the upper bays. Anyone ever seen or caught one that size or heard of one caught up there? Have caught several from 27 to around 29 but never a 30" up there. Seem to only catch them in the sound and lower bays. Just trying to see if anyone else has noticed this. Thanks
 

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I'm not positive but I think the fish are a little scared of the Osprey's when there is very little wind. When it is flat and glassy they are a lot easier to spot than when there is just a little wind or any chop on the flats. That's just my guess it could be any number of 100 things.
 

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You think the wind gives cover to predatory fish like night does...its possible. Good report
 

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Thinking back, I have never seen or heard of a 30" coming from the upper bays. Anyone ever seen or caught one that size or heard of one caught up there? Have caught several from 27 to around 29 but never a 30" up there. Seem to only catch them in the sound and lower bays. Just trying to see if anyone else has noticed this. Thanks
Jeff;

I think your answer is no on the 30". I've heard reports of some at 30" but when asked no one could produce a photo of it. There have been some posted on this forum that were claimed to be 30", but you could easily tell it was not even close.

I lost one boat side (prior to me owning a net, lol) that would have pushed that 29"+ mark...but that was almost 3 yrs. ago. when water conditions were perfect for black-water.

I've had some older bait fishing guys tell me they have caught several over 30" in black-water, but they don't fish for photos or posting...they fish for food, so not confirmed...but I tend to believe them.
 

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You need to arrange a class at the Outcast Bait and Tackle sale, to provide the rest of us some fishing tips.
I can meet u there and talk not sure if I could host a class there but it would be cool if they had seminar on inshore and offshore tips, tricks, and patterns. I think I have a tip or 2 that could help
 
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