Hallandale Phin

 
 
 
 

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>Recent fishing reports from “No Motor Zone” anglers from all regions around the state.

 

 

Hallandale Phin

 

Florida Sportsman member: Dude-On-A-Kayak

 

 

At around 7:30AM I hooked up with a nice bull dolphin or “mahi”. It ate the first ballyhoo I tossed out in 105′ of water. I think that is the shallowest I have ever caught a dolphin. During the battle I buried a treble hook in my leg (like all the way in) and lost my sabiki rod. It was another expensive trip, but it was fun.

 

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All Day AJ’s

 

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

 

 

At one point, I casted out and within 20 seconds of my jig hitting the water, I was bent over on a fish. The fish was peeling line off the reel towards the wreck, so I put some heavy pressure on him and he pulled off. I began reeling in, and another fish smashed the jig, and again pulled off under heavy pressure. When I reeled up the jig, it was bent up with a straightened out hook.

 

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Heavy Wind, Epic Bite

 

Florida Sportsman member: Rkotinsky

 

 

She surfaces and I see a massive head and huge dorsal fins as she circles my kayak. I loosen the drag so as not to lose the fish to a warn leader. She runs again and jumps fully out of the water, which is not very common for a snook this size.

 

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Catching Across the Stream

 

Florida Sportsman member: Cannible

 

 

Forum member Cannible shared some photos from his trip to the Bahamas, while fishing the Battle in the Bahamas kayak tournament.

 

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Boynton Phin

 

Florida Sportsman member: Produkt

 

 

As I was paddling back closer to the beach I picked up this mahi in about 150 feet. I headed back to the beach just as Brian’s client hooked up to a sailfish. Solid day.

 

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Trying Something New

 

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

 

 

When I bought my kayak the original plan was to explore new areas and access waters I normally wouldn’t be able to reach. Instead I keep going back to what I’m familiar with and it seems I may never leave. I decided to launch over by Pete’s Pier since it’s so close to everything. I tried something new this time and brought a cast net along with me and caught some really nice 2 to 4 inch white baitfish.

 

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A Fresh Change

 

Florida Sportsman member: SpaceCoast Slayer

 

 

My first few trips were pretty productive but the fish really left a lot to be desired in the size department. Went out this afternoon and finally put a couple halfway decent ones on deck plus way too many dinks to count.

 

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Catching off of Boynton

 

Florida Sportsman member: Pottymouth

 

 

We decided to head in shallower, nada. Boat chatter on the radio was the same, nada! Was just about to head out deep when the clients rod got tight, king on. The greedy king ate a runner and a jimyjig so he wasn’t going anywhere.

 

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Dinner and a Show

 

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

 

 

Since the current was dead, and a fellow kayaker reported some action, I decided to head out to 500 feet to try for tilefish. I had a fair number of bites on nearly every drop, but only managed to catch four.

 

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Boynton Bite

 

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

 

 

Landed one nice almaco in 460 feet, hooked right on the bottom. Continued to drift north while dragging a flat line bait and vertical jigging inwards from 480 to 180 feet. Metered some fish on the wreck just north of the inlet, but luck was not with me, I missed a fish on bait and got bit off on the jig the first pass.

 

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Mosquito Madness

 

Florida Sportsman member: SpaceCoast Slayer

 

 

Around 11, the wind dropped out and the sun came out nice and bright. This was the catalyst as the fish began popping up everywhere. We were on at least 10 separate pods of reds at one time with monster trout mixed in.

 

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Changing Tactics, Catching Fish

 

Florida Sportsman member: Anna

 

 

The tide was high when we got into the creek, so we tried our luck working some mud-flats and grass lines with various presentations, but only taker was a rat red. After a couple of hours I could tell that my friend was getting a little frustrated, so it was time to switch gears.

 

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First Time Fishing the Lagoon

 

Florida Sportsman member: kingkong954

 

 

Nia and I decided to take advantage of the long weekend and kayak the ‘pole and troll’ zones of the Mosquito Lagoon. It was was our first time there, which means I had zero expectations of catching any fish

 

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First Time Fishing the Lagoon

 

Florida Sportsman member: kingkong954

 

 

Nia and I decided to take advantage of the long weekend and kayak the ‘pole and troll’ zones of the Mosquito Lagoon. It was was our first time there, which means I had zero expectations of catching any fish

 

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Lauderdale Action

 

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

 

 

First good strike in 500 feet of water broke off the braid line, must have been a bad spot in the line. I re-tied and landed a nice blackfin tuna on my very next drop.

 

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Paddling Sebastian

 

Florida Sportsman member: palmbeachpete

 

 

Forum member palmbeachpete posted an awesome video of some nice trout and redfish he caught via paddleboard. Pete says “January is a great time to paddle the mangroves and hunt redfish. The water is clearing up around Sebastian and the fishing is good.”

 

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Wintertime Kayak Fishing

 

Florida Sportsman member: harrisa2006

 

 

I battled her close quarters and managed to prevail. Feeling good, my casting accuracy got better and made some stellar casts between boats and pilings. I managed to pull out more snook 26 inch, 24 and a 22 incher. I also got a surprise redfish to boot.

 

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Pompano Beach Jigging

 

Florida Sportsman member: John Mckroid

 

 

The current was light and variable making it easy to stay on top of the marks. A Lot of the marks were small little tunny(bonito) and large blue runners, but occasionally an almaco jack, blackfin tuna or something else would hit the jig.

 

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Dania Beach Mahi and Tuna

 

Florida Sportsman member: kayakfrank

 

 

The bite picked up for me between 3:30pm and 5:00 pm. I managed to pick up an almaco, bonito, another tuna and a nice mahi. The mahi hit a live goggle eye in 250 feet of water. I put the smallest circle hook I had available and downsized the leader size for visibility, it worked out this time.

 

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Catching with Junior

 

Florida Sportsman member: SpaceCoast Slayer

 

 

We lost a monster drum as well, 40-50 pounder. I had the net in my hand but he made a big surge as he broke the surface and pulled the hook..at least we got to see him! Had a great time out there just relaxing and watching the manatees and dolphins..even heard the drum drumming down there as we were fishing.

 

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Offshore Action

 

Florida Sportsman member: meckert

 

 

We were actually able to get offshore one day last week and fishing was great. Between Eric and I we got 3 kings (one being 30lbs) a sail and a nice mahi. All fish hit small blue runners in roughly 150 to 200 feet of water.

 

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First Red

 

Florida Sportsman member: SpaceCoast Slayer

 

 

The kids are out of school on christmas break so I figured I would get my boy out on the water in the yaks. He’s still a little too young to be interested in hardcore plastic slinging type fishing so I just brought him out to where I knew there were a couple reds and we laid out a couple chunks and relaxed while taking in the scenery.

 

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Topwater Snookin’

 

Florida Sportsman member: kwanza98

 

 

Forum member kwanza98 put together a cool short video of a big snook destroying a topwater. Nice work!

 

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Hot Action before the Cold

 

Florida Sportsman member: Spacecoast Slayer

 

 

After half an hour of paddling I see a nice group of backs breaking the surface. Threw a chartreuse Mr. Wiffelure past them and whizzed it by and it got thumped. Assumed it was going to be a red but to my surprise it was a drum.

 

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From Dawn till Dusk

 

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

 

 

In 185 feet of water while approaching an area of feeding birds, the runner rod bent over. A mahi was jumping on the end of the line, and before I could get him landed the other reel started screaming.

 

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Great Day of Fishing

 

Florida Sportsman member: harrisa2006

 

 

Not 20 minutes later I am working a nice choke point and I get crushed again! This time this fish knew instantly something wasn’t right, and ran straight towards the mangroves went way back in there.

 

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West Palm Offshore

 

Florida Sportsman member: Pottymouth

 

 

We got a late start so we purchased bait instead of catching some. Made it out to the grounds tossed out a livie and began jigging. Soon after I hear flip yell out “mahi heading to your gog.”

 

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Dolphin on the Jig

 

Florida Sportsman member: meckert

 

 

Mine hit a Victory Lures Pink Dart Jig and Adam tossed his gog bug and another Mahi that was swimming by.

 

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Dania Wahoo

 

Florida Sportsman member: kayakfrank

 

 

I was trolling a Yozuri Crystal Minnow and a blue runner. Just as soon as I reached 60 ft, the Yozuri got smacked. The fish made some hard runs before tiring down a bit, just enough to let me glimpse at the biggest kingfish I had seen next to my kayak.

 

Read more: http://forums.floridasportsman.com/showthread.php?206791-Wahoo-Caught-At-Dania-Beach-11-2-2015#ixzz3qdB1IjY5

 

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Starting November Right

 

Florida Sportsman member: jcanracer

 

 

We were thinking of calling it a day by 11am, but out of nowhere my last, near-dead, goggle eye got smacked and I was onto mahi number two. As with before, the fish did not want to come into the kayak. This time the mahi, after being landed, made a heroic leap back into the water!

 

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Pompano Mixed Bag

 

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

 

 

After filling up with runners, I started fishing at 7:30am and there was no current, rain, but thankfully a little wind and frequent schools of baby bonitas breaking the water feeding. Fish bit good on runners for about two and a half hours.

 

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Jiggin’ em Offshore

 

Florida Sportsman member: Whelan

 

 

Launched with Paul from Boyton this morning. Caught all of my fish on a JimyJig Japo in the color punk pink.

 

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Boynton Drift

 

Florida Sportsman member: Produkt

 

 

I hit the water at six to mullet all over the surf with runners, ladyfish and bluefish chasing them. Mullet were jumping into my kayak and I was even able to scoop some out of the water by hand. Got out and put a live runner on a rip in 130 feet and quickly got hit by a king.

 

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Banana River Action

 

Florida Sportsman member: AceDawg

 

 

Black drum were also scattered in small schools in about two feet of water, just barely breaking the surface with their tails. The total for the day ended with 17 reds, 2 trout, 1 tarpon, and 2 black drum.

 

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Pompano Offshore

 

Florida Sportsman member: jcanracer

 

 

We decide to pitch some lures that way to play with them for a while but they just wouldn’t hit anything bigger than the white fry they were apparently chasing. As we were giving up on this area I see a mahi jump behind and to my left, then I see it jump again, and I look at my rod as it then bends over and starts to go off!

 

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Bulls from the Kayak

 

Florida Sportsman member: SpaceCoast Slayer

 

 

We poled around in the murk for three hours without seeing a single fish. I finally ran into one, almost literally but with the extreme murkiness it didn’t see me. I flipped my Pearl White MrWiffelure three feet beyond the fish and proceeded to rip it back to me and he crushed five feet from the boat.

 

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Boynton Tunas

 

Florida Sportsman member: Produkt

 

 

A few guys got some kings early in the morning but the live bait drift was mostly slow despite bait balls everywhere. I went out a little deeper to 315-325 feet and found some tuna. Caught a few and headed in to make it to work by noon.

 

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Doubled up

 

Florida Sportsman member: meckert

 

 

Forum member meckert put together a video of some nice sails caught via kayak. Nice work!

 

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Personal Best

 

Florida Sportsman member: TideUp

 

 

The water came on up and my go to spot was looking right so moved over there and bam caught a nice spotted red really quick. While dehooking him, I heard a monster slam around the bend so I grabbed the spook jr. And waded around the corner for a cast.

 

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Pompano Mixed Bag

 

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

 

 

Small Almacos bit well on the vertical jigs, one drop caught two jacks on one jig. Total catch for the day included 10 Almacos, two cudas, a bonita and a yellowtail snapper taken in 200 feet of water on the vertical jig.

 

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Boynton Bull

 

Florida Sportsman member: meckert

 

 

Forum member meckert shared a recent video he put together. He caught two nice dolphin off of Boynton and Lake Worth, on a speed jig and a blue runner. Nice work!

 

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Tampa Bay Tailers

 

Florida Sportsman member: rkotinsky

 

 

I looked at the tide tables and found some good low tides occurring after working hours. Launched two hours before low tide and worked my way out to the flats. Saw dozens of mullet schools along the way none of which contained any red fish.

 

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Flamingo Reds

 

Florida Sportsman member: Produkt

 

 

Today went much better. Finally got my first Florida redfish and my first redfish from the kayak. I caught two redfish, one mangrove snapper and two jack crevelle, my buddy caught one juvenile tarpon, six redfish, and a handful of mangrove snapper.

 

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Paddling the Banana River

 

Florida Sportsman member: AceDawg

 

 

The bite is solid from 6am till about 830. It slows down but is still possible to catch fish. One of the last reds I caught was right along the shoreline as I was heading back in around 1130. I saw a splash out of the corner of my eye and it looked like he was doing backflips in the water.

 

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Flood Tide Via Paddleboard

 

Florida Sportsman member: Jettyrat3200

 

 

Forum member Jettyrat3200 recently got on some nice reds from the paddleboard. Fishing the flood tides, flies were the ticket to getting the bite.

 

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Mill Cove Kayaking

 

Florida Sportsman member: jacqueo

 

 

I must have hit the red on the head as I threw it because within seconds my line was screaming. 20 inch red into the cooler! Yes!

 

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Big Girl from the Groves

 

Florida Sportsman member: harrisa2006

 

 

I positioned my yak to make a few good cast and my second cast in, I get thumped by a solid snook. I only had 20 pound leader but this fish wanted to play hide and seek in the mangroves so I had to get down and dirty with her and pull her out from under the mangroves twice! I landed her after a couple minutes and she hit the tape at 34 inches, but really really fat!

 

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Banana River Mixed Bag

 

Florida Sportsman member: AceDawg

 

 

After messing with them for a bit started heading back south scouting the shoreline and started spotting fins cruising the shore. Reds were scattered throughout along the shore and buried in grass. Caught 7 on my way back down before getting stuck in a storm. Hunkered down in the mangroves and sat it out for an hour.

 

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Vilano from the Kayak

 

Florida Sportsman member: kayakling

 

 

For about an hour large schools of spanish mackerel were about destroying bait. After tearing through some of those and some bluefish I slowly started to drift back to the bridge. Hit up my favorite spots on the way and only managed smaller jacks.

 

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A Drift with Friends

 

Florida Sportsman member: kayakfrank

 

 

We planned a drift a few days back, and some nice fish were caught. Steve killed it out there with a sailfish, tuna and a kingfish.

 

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Good Day in the Bay

 

Florida Sportsman member: rkotinsky

 

 

After a few casts my lure gets inhaled and I have a nice fish on. She goes airborne and a nice battle ensues with a good size snook. She heads for the mangroves and I stop her, she jumps again and again then goes under my kayak. I slowly work her and she tires and I measure her out to 34 inches.

 

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Pompano Blackfins

 

Florida Sportsman member: John McKoid

 

 

Weather was flat calm, but unfortunately the weeds were still a problem, causing fouled baits. Current was not too strong, but found a distinct current break in about 120 feet of water, fished it for awhile with no luck. Saw a few small blackfins jumping and jigged up one in about 175 feet of water.

 

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Tarpon at the Bridge

 

Florida Sportsman member: harrisa2006

 

 

I was able to fish the last of the outgoing, and the beginning of the incoming and the bite was on today! Was able to stick 4 fish, 2 of which absolutely school me around pilings, and 2 that I was able to put the boots to in tight quarters and get them to the boat!

 

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Fort Pierce Kayaking

 

Florida Sportsman member: inshore dave

 

 

I was casting a DOA Cal under the mangrove overhangs when I had a big explosion as soon as it hit the water. Well, after a 20 minute fight I landed by biggest snook to date.

 

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Sunset Reds

 

Florida Sportsman member: rkotinsky

 

 

Put on my favorite sardine lure for a few more last casts into some mangrove edges in the hopes of saving the day with at least one keeper sized fish. My fish was granted when I cast into one of the few weedless edges on the backside of a mangrove island. Finally a good hard hit and the sound of drag with the end result being a nice 24 inch fatty red fish.

 

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Sebastian Offshore Via Kayak

 

Florida Sportsman member: fyshfynder

 

 

Next trip was solo about a mile South of the inlet. Wasn’t much going on. Saw some birds way out, so I started paddling. Fish were busting under the birds. Tossed a live mojarra into the frenzy and got a big bonito that snapped my rod at the boat.

 

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First Sailfish

 

Florida Sportsman member: Tuffstang

 

 

After my second drop the drag clicker on my live bait started screaming. Dropped lever into strike and started cranking. It was just a dead weight no pull or flutter on the line. We went from depths of 200 feet to 400 feet in minutes when the sail leaped out and danced across the water. A couple more leaps and literally jumping over Devodud’s bow, the sail tired out.

 

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Silver Kings from the Kayak

 

Florida Sportsman member: mjrudd1

 

 

During my latest visit to Florida, I went after tarpon mostly. Caught a few and had a great time. I prefer chasing them in shallow water but got to go where they are, not where they aren’t. It gets really crowded out there, over 50 boats fishing the same area and usually I’m the only kayak.

 

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Vilano Kayaking

 

Florida Sportsman member: kayakling

 

 

On my last cast after about three hours there I did stick an old nasty redfish. I helped him out and cleared some old rigs out from his mouth, medium effort measure in the Hobie was close to 42 inches. Left with a couple of decent flounder, also caught whiting, pigfish, ladyfish.

 

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Tuna on the Drift

 

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

 

 

Made 2 drifts for 2 bonita and hooked and lost something bigger. It was too exhaustive to try to make another wreck drift ( current was around 2.5 knots). Put out the live flying fish and it did not take long to get eaten.

 

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Banana River Variety

 

Florida Sportsman member: AceDawg

 

 

Got a wide variety of bites in the Banana River today. In total 6 reds, a small snook, 2 juvenile tarpon, my buddy got a nice black drum on a mirrolure (of all things for them to hit, haven’t seen that before) and a handful of trout.

 

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Shallow Water Reds

 

Florida Sportsman member: SnookStack

 

 

During the lowlight morning hours artificial baits have been producing fish on the flats of Tampa. With the grass grown in it’s been a weightless, weedless setup for my choice artificial setup. Later in the day, I’ve been working the late evening incoming through high tide with cut mullet.

 

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Tampa Bay Kayak Fishing

 

Florida Sportsman member: rkotinsky

 

 

I leave the oyster flat and work some other channels and choke points and land another nice 23 inchred fish. With the day coming to an end I try my snook hole and work it from every angle. My lure gets absolutely annihilated and it feels like what I hope to be my first 40 plus inch snook.

 

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Canoeing with the Wife

 

Florida Sportsman member: Bush Whacker

 

 

Thankfully the rain stayed over towards the barrier islands the whole time we were out. We paddled south and tried the deeper flats for a bit with nothing but a few small trout. We then decided to whack the bushes. And that’s where things lit up.

 

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Boca to Boynton Drift

 

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

 

 

There was some steady action including a big reef donkey that got away. Catches included 2 bonita, 2 small amicos, a small blackfin, a king and mutton. All caught on jigs except for the mutton.

 

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NMZ Fun

 

Florida Sportsman member: AceDawg

 

 

I hit the Banana River today out of Kars Park. Caught 6 reds and 3 snook for the day. First time I’ve caught a snook, great fight. Pretty good day even though the wind just hasn’t given up.

 

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Good Bite on the Drift

 

Florida Sportsman member: kitesfr

 

 

As we passed the inlet, I hooked into something that made my reel scream pretty good. I felt a bit of a head shake, so I thought I had a big big bonito. He kept taking line and giving me a little back. I finally got a glimpse of it and thought I saw stripes!

 

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Coot Bay Kayaking

 

Florida Sportsman member: Tnolaninc

 

 

I was able to land a decent micro-poon in the morning on a hand tied fly, jumped maybe 5 more on artificial Zman baits rigged weedless and on a DOA 1/8 jig, Landed 4 snook one of decent size.

 

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Jacksonville Tarpon

 

Florida Sportsman member: unincom

 

 

Eventually the tarpon figured out which direction it wanted to go and pulled my anchor free from the bank and started taking me south. It pulled me back into a side creek above a submerged sandbar, which was a blessing as it allowed to to hop out of the kayak and fight it standing up.

 

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Backwater Action

 

Florida Sportsman member: cbmdk86

 

 

Been getting the snook and reds on the 4 inch MrWiffelure Shad in the white/fire tail and straight pink colors. This is a killer lure and the snook hit it like it owes em money. Since I have started throwing it, it has definitely helped me put more snook on deck.

 

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Fort Pierce Backcountry

 

Florida Sportsman member: evergladeskid243

 

 

Picked up a redfish as I began to make my exit out of my spot, blind casting every mangrove shoreline with a topwater, hoping to hook a snook as grand as the one who had left me in despair earlier.

 

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After Work Red

 

Florida Sportsman member: jacqueo

 

 

I threw just past where all the commotion was and worked it back over all the bait ruckus, when slam! It took off under my kayak, to the left, to the right, around in a circle, all the while I’m cursing like a sailor at the fish.

 

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Clapboard Creek Kayaking

 

Florida Sportsman member: jacqueo

 

 

That’s when I remembered that I had a pedal drive and could easily troll instead of sitting in one place fighting the skunk. Threw a mud minnow onto a jig, cast it behind me and started working the grassline. Within one minute I had a great bite and pulled in my personal best flounder.

 

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African Pompano from the Yak

 

Florida Sportsman member: lmp1978

 

 

Forum member lmp1978 caught a stud african pompano via kayak, off of the beaches of Dania Beach. Not only do african pompano pull hard, they are great table fare.

 

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New Personal Best

 

Florida Sportsman member: rkotinsky

 

 

I loosened the drag a bit so as not to have the hooks bend or the fish pull free. After 3 minutes of getting no where with the fish it finally came into view and knew it was a new personal best red. Now the pressure was on me to land the fish for some pictures and entry into the 30 i

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