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11 species day at north packery 9/20/13

 
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ltorna1
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:25 pm    Post subject: 11 species day at north packery 9/20/13 Reply with quote

Not quite like the wicked report from the Port A north jetty, but not a bad day either. The bite was good, the waves were big, the parking was poopoo (big pool of water still there).

water clarity was murky and churned both channel side and surf side. We boxed some reds and 20" trout for dinner, and caught a variety of others fish out there. 11 species in total, 12 if you count the anchovy that the skipjack puked up. No bull reds....yet. I know they are there. Most fish on cut skipjack. Tide was coming in, and I'm betting that if it would have been hotter on the outgoing tide.


1. reds
2. trout
3. jacks
4. mangrove snapper
5. mullet
6. scaled sardines
7. hairy blenny
8. skipjack
9. hardhead
10. snook
11. pinfish


Funny story, as we are packing up to leave, I tell Matt that my father had a tradition of keeping one line out while you clean up, and on that line would be the head of the bait that you were using that day, typically a squid head or whatever scrap was left from making cut bait. We used to do it only as a half serious attempt to catch a fish, not thinking it would work as well as a meaty chunk. The tradition always brought good luck and we've caught a ton of great fish on the ole last-ditch squid-head. As I'm telling him this, I bait the last rod with a pinfish head and chuck it in the channel nonchalantly. As we are ready to leave, a small group of tourists come by along with their local chaperone, and the local asks if we had any reds. He wanted to show his buddy from California what they looked like. Just then, the "last-ditch-pinfish-head" gets picked up and on the end was a slot red. I told him to walk down to the end of the jetty and walk by us again asking the same question. Very Happy

A few pics of Matt with a 25" red and one of two snook caught on the jetty that afternoon. I love the silvery-bronze color of surf reds.



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful Snook. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wicked snook brotha!

We use to do the same with mullet usually in baffin. One time we dropped it right down the corner of the pier took the net and everything down. When we walked back someone saiD" you almost lost your rod!". My buddy reeled it up and a monster trout was throwing its head. WE already took all the gear back including the net so I climbed down the pier and threw over the 29.75" trout that almost made 10lbs.

It works Wink

Surf still looks rough, guess i wont be BTB for a while!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those rocks do hold some fish. Good job!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats a great trip!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, Luke. Mary and I will be bull hunting Wed. in the surf. Hopefully this little cooler weather will have them on the move.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It must have been exciting to see snook on your line. I had to look up hairy blenny - never heard of that one before. With a species list that long you might have a record. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice report & pic's. Gotta love those snook. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't see any TPW requirements for a mangrove snapper are there any that I'm missing?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LongXnosea wrote:
I didn't see any TPW requirements for a mangrove snapper are there any that I'm missing?


Nope.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hows the grass out there?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasn't bad. very fishable both in the channel and surf.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm the same way with keeping a line out while loading, but mine usually doesn't pay off. Well done with the variety and nice pics. Cool
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