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On 1/4/2019 at 8:14 PM, mafa94 said:

Caught one barracuda yesterday in Coral Reef Park, nothing today.

Wind changing today -- may shoot up Coral Cover tomorrow AM.

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Never saw this thread. Would have helped :beatin:

 

Just got back (12/30-1/5), fishing was not the top priority (family vacation visiting the folks in Tequesta with my kids) but still got out a bit

 

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First visit. Enjoyed it immensely.

Brought a rod to the beach most days the first half of the week; weedy and didn't see much going on. Made some casts with tins and jigs for naught. Talked to a neighbor who fishes most days and he said it had been a slow week. Brought my son to the inlet with bait one morning while everyone else was at the beach; caught some pomano, snapper and blackspot pinfish. He got bored after an hour, but still was fun.

 

I fished most mornings on the upper NW Lox via a SUP, with artificials (mostly Zoom fluke, mirror lures and 5" bomber in chrome, tossed small 4" popper as well). Tried both upriver near the bends and down south a ways for the same results. Plenty of smaller jacks around near dawn. Slow on snook. A few bumps on the zoom fluke worked weightless along the mangroves but no hookups. Spooked what looked like a tarpon based on size and behavior (rolling) and then hooked up 5 min later in the same spot on a paddletail senko on a jighead. 20second scream of drag then wrapped a piling; either a tarpon or nice sized snook. Much more action on the outgoing, as I kind of expected.

 

Jigged the bridge nearby on slack tide and caught mangroves, catfish and pompano on small jigs tipped with shrimp chunks.

 

Rented a boat to take the kids for a ride and went up the ICW a ways, they caught jacks, catfish, croaker, small mangroves and puffers. Lost something 2ft and silver on a shrimp just out of leader range as well when the 20lb leader chaffed. Snook? Tarpon? Spanish Mack? Who knows. Either way they had a blast.

 

We'll be back next year.

Headed to Tampa for a conference in late May, will be pinging the SOL braintrust for advice when that gets closer.

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1 hour ago, RIRockhound said:

Never saw this thread. Would have helped :beatin:

 

Just got back (12/30-1/5), fishing was not the top priority (family vacation visiting the folks in Tequesta with my kids) but still got out a bit

 

Report:

First visit. Enjoyed it immensely.

Brought a rod to the beach most days the first half of the week; weedy and didn't see much going on. Made some casts with tins and jigs for naught. Talked to a neighbor who fishes most days and he said it had been a slow week. Brought my sun to the inlet with the bait one morning while everyone else was at the beach; caught some pomano, snapper and blackspot pinfish. He got bored after an hour, but still was fun.

 

I fished most mornings on the upper NW Lox via a SUP, with artificials (mostly Zoom fluke, mirror lures and 5" bomber in chrome, tossed small 4" popper as well). Tried both upriver near the bends and down south a ways for the same results. Plenty of smaller jacks around near dawn. Slow on snook. A few bumps on the zoom fluke worked weightless along the mangroves but no hookups. Spooked what looked like a tarpon based on size and behavior (rolling) and then hooked up 5 min later in the same spot on a paddletail senko on a jighead. 20second scream of drag then wrapped a piling; either a tarpon or nice sized snook. Much more action on the outgoing, as I kind of expected.

 

Jigged the bridge nearby on slack tide and caught mangroves, catfish and pompano on small jigs tipped with shrimp chunks.

 

Rented a boat to take the kids for a ride and went up the ICW a ways, they caught jacks, catfish, croaker, small mangroves and puffers. Lost something 2ft and silver on a shrimp just out of leader range as well when the 20lb leader chaffed. Snook? Tarpon? Spanish Mack? Who knows. Either way they had a blast.

 

We'll be back next year.

Headed to Tampa for a conference in late May, will be pinging the SOL braintrust for advice when that gets closer.

Glad you had a good trip --safe travels.

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