Saturday July 9th

A fair number of fun trips behind the shrimp trawlers made for some great Shark action and lots of sore arms this past week. This was the preferred method of fishing simply because it has been the most consistent, if not the only game in town. Very slow bite inshore and even nearshore areas with the exception of some nice Jacks being caught while sight fishing in parts of the inter-coastal waterway. A couple of shrimpers hooked my clients up with some jumbo shrimp after we would come along side and thank them while also checking out their scene. I fished a couple of trips on anchor, and it was woefully slow and frustrating as it was for everybody. We did run across some schools of Jacks and caught a couple using light spin tackle. Both over 25lbs and great fighters. I just don’t really like to spend lots of time trying to track them down when the shrimp boats are within sight. Oh, BTW, it stinkin hot down here, so drink lots of water and stay hydrated. Hopefully I will have a personal Tarpon encounter story to share with you soon. Tight Lines!

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