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Offline Spyman48

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Florida Flats/Keys fishing adventure (pic heavy)
« on: March 06, 2018, 07:20:00 pm »
Just got home from a Florida yak fishing adventure that started off with 5 nights in New Port Richy, followed by 4 nights in The Keys on Lower Matecumbe Key and finished with 2 breezy days in Edgewater fishing the famous Mosquito Lagoon. I caught a bunch of different fish, but my highlight would have to be the 4 sharks that I caught in the Keys. They were all smaller(4 to 5 ft) except the one that got away. There are bigger ones that I will target the next visit to the Florida Keys with upgraded equipment. I have shark fever :D
Gag Grouper
Lady Fish that I caught in New Port Richy and brought to The Keys and caught all of my shark with
New PB Trout 22in
Didn't manage any big Reds, but got a few.
Blue Runner and a Lizard fish
Manatee came right up to us, was bumping the back of my kayak and pushing me along.
Brian showed me up In New Port Richy and Mosquito Lagoon. At least he let me use his secret florida rig to try and catch up to him.
Circle hooks were Awesome for sharks, everyone except the one that bit through my metal leader was hooked in side of mouth.

My Fall Walleye/Salmon/ Musky trolling set up is now my shark setup.
My first Tarpon. Not quite the size I thought my first would be :)
« Last Edit: March 06, 2018, 07:31:36 pm by Spyman48 »
Home water is Bay of Quinte!!!!!
See my Kayak Wars Catches.

Offline Ravyak

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Re: Florida Flats/Keys fishing adventure (pic heavy)
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 11:06:49 am »
Cool stuff.

I just booked my tickets and am going down for 2 weeks!

Not sure what my kayak situation will be down there though but hoping I can get my hands on one and catch some nice fish.

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Re: Florida Flats/Keys fishing adventure (pic heavy)
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2018, 04:19:21 pm »
Looks like you had a good time. I'm jealous! :)

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Re: Florida Flats/Keys fishing adventure (pic heavy)
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2018, 09:52:54 pm »
Cool trip Spyman. Tarpon too! Figure type of shark you caught?...sharpnose... hi u
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