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Specks November 26, 2008

I haven’t been out in a few weeks due to the weather and hunting so I was ready to FISH today! It was slow fishing but I did managed a limit of specks. I’d get a bite then it would be 30 minutes or more till the next one. But no complaints, was an enjoyable day! Biggest was about 3 pounds. I did see one fella catch one that had to be at least 5 pounds. I also caught one small slot sized puppy drum. I used a variety of artificial baits but the Gulp 3” Shrimp was the mosty effective.  Caught one on a candy corn colored paddle tail and one on a silver/black Mirrolure. I launched from the USO ramp and fished mainly in SW creek.

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Floundering for Specks November 07, 2008

image It was a beautiful day, couldn’t resist putting the boat in for some afternoon fishing.

Left the dock a little after noon and set out to fish either side of high tide looking for specs.  Right off the bat I found a school of barely slot sized drum, after catching a few of those I decided to move on - Specks is what I wanted.

Put out some x-raps and trolled for a while.  Caught a 16” flounder while trolling.  Following the rule: “Where there is one flounder there is usually more”, I stopped and through some gulp and caught another flounder.  When I was sure there were no more in that spot, off I headed again.  After all, its specks that I wanted.

I hit every single high water spot that I’ve caught specks int eh past, no luck.    I talked to several other captains and watched several dozen boats - seems no one was catching specks.

Can’t really complain as I have some nice flounder dinners in the box and like they say….......There’s always TOMORROW!

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More of the same, SWEET! November 01, 2008

Went out again today. Took my boat but I had no crew so rather than troll I decided to anchor and jig the bottom while keeping a “light line” out for kings.

Caught 2 grouper, 2 kings, 2 Fat Alberts, 1 amber jack and a mess of black sea bass and grunts. Left at 9am and was back on the hill by 2:30. Beautiful day, very little swell or wind and plenty of sunshine!

Man I love this place!

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