Author: Landshark (Alumni)
Should Have Stayed Home! Slot Snook!
"It amazes me how fast little juvenile kingfish will scream a reel and smoke a bait."
My girlfriend and I went out this past Friday in hopes of some pelagic fish eating the kite baits. Well we got out there and immediately had the kite flying, starting our drift in 300ft of water. I like to to start deeper during the middle of the day and work my way in. It was blowing a sold 10-15 knots, we had baits out on the kite and two flatlines, all baits being goggle eye. Out of nowhere the wind completely died and our kite went free falling into the water. Needless to say we had to quickly reel up all the lines and run towards our kite if we wanted to salvage it!
After that ordeal, we reset in 150ft and put out two flatline gogs. It didn't take long before , they both got smoked and got our hopes up. It amazes me how fast little juvenile kingfish will scream a reel and smoke a bait. We ended up with two undersize kings. After a few more drifts and no action, we decided to hit up the local wrecks and do some vertical jigging. The wrecks were dead!! I'm talking not even a blue runner!
"Sometimes the best catch of the day ends up being a few feet away from your door!"
We headed in and were pretty disappointed with the results ahaha. While we were cleaning the boat we left a gog out in my girlfriends canal and after 30 min of silence 3 snook started bombarding the gog. Brook picked up the rod and let the gog swim away from them and the snook went straight after it. After 30 seconds of playing with the bait, she was hooked up to a nice Slot snook. After she subdued "dinner" we netted it and were pleased to see it was just under 32in! We salvaged the day in her backyard! Sometimes the best catch of the day ends up being a few feet away from your door!
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