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  1. Bronson, Major Craft Nanoace 6’9” M drop shot rod $109.99 Daiwa Ballistic LT2500 $229.99 (or equivalent sized BG for less $) Suffix 832 10lb test and 30lb mono or flouro leader. I cast everything from DOA Shrimp, CAL shads on 1/8 or 1/4 oz jig heads, Crappie Jigs, 3/8 Kastmasters, small x-raps, etc etc. I’ve caught so many snook, juvi tarpon, jacks, ladyfish, Spanish mackerel, reds, trout, etc etc its ridiculous. Unbelievably versatile, light, fun outfit. Your other outfits will be gathering dust. You'll thank me later.
  2. Fishhappy, curious what area you were in, and what you were catching them on ? I landed over a half dozen, and got cut off by a few more in 3 days of fishing last week, All sight fishing with lures. I also was able to land a few snook, ladyfish, jacks, and more lizardfish then I care to admit.
  3. I’m just a couple miles south of saltfishermen, and my recent experience has been the exact opposite of his. The past few weeks have been some of the most beautiful, calm, crystal clear blue water in the gulf I’ve ever seen. The east winds will do that. Baitfish so thick you could walk on it. Dolphins, manatees, and turtles happily swimming around. Just this morning caught 5 different species (and lost a 6th) in about 2 hrs, all on lures. Plus, great backwater fishing. I am hesitant to put this in writing, because all it can take is some sustained west winds to ruin everything. I would take the west over the east any day, but that’s just personal preference. All that being said, stay away !
  4. Leatherjacket. Some people call them skipjacks.
  5. Or rent a houseboat. On one of my guided trips, the guide mentioned people doing that. You can tow kayaks for fishing excursions, and sleep in air condition.
  6. I’ve read this, and on this one the anal fin appears white, although not the greatest pic angle. I think it’s a blacktip.
  7. Sight casted this little guy on a CAL Shad. Is is it a juvenile Blacktip ? Spinner ? Thanks.
  8. South West. Went again last evening, was a baitfish massacre, ladyfish and snapper blues gorging themselves, fish every cast. Saw some tarpon rolling.
  9. This morning, lots of bait, landed small jacks and ladyfish. (didn’t take pics of them)
  10. Is that a grass carp ? If so, they have them in Florida. Here is my son with one, I estimated this around 50 lbs or more.
  11. My son and I went to the pass last night after the rain stopped. On the walk out I noticed a couple (man and women in late 20’s) walking on a sandbar in the Gulf. It’s a “fishing only beach” (as is the pass), but whatever, and we made our way to the pass. There was about 2 hours left of the outgoing, and the tide was ripping out. So much that we had trouble fishing our lighter jigs in the pass, they would just get swept out. It was approaching dusk, and a few boats were heading into the pass as usual. I then notice the couple from the sandbar made their way to the pass and started wading in, then swimming into a roaring rip, as if they were going to swim to the other side. In no time time, they were being swept out into the gulf. The last boat to enter the pass was jus to my right in the pass,the swimmers were to my left. I was getting out my phone to call 911, and stated waving at the boat, I saw that they took notice of the swimmers too, who were now frantically waving their arms in distress. The boat did a quick 180, headed back out and threw the swimmers a life ring on a rope, and then brought them on the boat, and then back to shore inside the pass. Needless to say, they were clearly intoxicated, and very lucky to be alive. If that boat didn’t notice them, or hadn’t been there at all, they were dead meat. I’m not the best storyteller, but trust me, it was crazy to watch !
  12. Go to 8:00 to see how to rig up a live lobster for fishing.
  13. Ande pink 30 lb mono is my go to leader here in SW Florida.
  14. You have to be staying at South Seas Island Resort to have access to Redfish pass from land on the Captiva side.