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westernmas

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Report from FL
« on: Apr 15, 2019, 09:36 AM »
Well I brought some gear down to Florida. We rented a pontoon boat one morning and I was able to land some juvenile fish, nothing even pic worthy, on the fly rod but for the most part couldnít figure out the saltwater fish. The highlight of the trip from a fishing perspective was fishing the drainage pond behind the condo. I used my 8wt while my girlfriend had the spinning gear. I managed to land several small bass and gills on flies which were my first bass on the fly. Too small to put up much of a fight on the 8wt. My girlfriend however managed to land the biggest bass that Iíve seen in person. Iíd say it was in the 8-10lb range but didnít have a scale.






This is a better pic of me holding it when I got it out of the water bc she was scared of gators.



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Mac Attack

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Re: Report from FL
« Reply #1 on: Apr 15, 2019, 10:14 AM »
Sweet!

We are leaving for Englewood, FL two weeks from this Thursday.
Be down there for about 2.5 weeks.
Will also will be renting a toon.

Where in Florida were you two?

Mac

westernmas

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Re: Report from FL
« Reply #2 on: Apr 15, 2019, 10:28 AM »
We were in the Venice area. There are so many fishing opportunities between the variety of freshwater fish, the gulf and the intercoastal waterway.  The wind made fishing the gulf and intercoastal quite difficult but I guess that isnít typical for the gulf side.
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Badbrad2186

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Re: Report from FL
« Reply #3 on: Apr 15, 2019, 11:01 AM »
Sweet!

We are leaving for Englewood, FL two weeks from this Thursday.
Be down there for about 2.5 weeks.
Will also will be renting a toon.

Where in Florida were you two?

Mac



Small world I use to go to Englewood every year spring break. Now I go to Hudson once a year slot of fishing opportunities down there from the tidal canals to the gulf to gator infested bass ponds

Mac Attack

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Re: Report from FL
« Reply #4 on: Apr 15, 2019, 11:07 AM »
We were in the Venice area. There are so many fishing opportunities between the variety of freshwater fish, the gulf and the intercoastal waterway.  The wind made fishing the gulf and intercoastal quite difficult but I guess that isnít typical for the gulf side.

Venice - just a tiny bit north of where we will be.
Cool.
Thanks.

big_guy_13021

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Re: Report from FL
« Reply #5 on: Apr 15, 2019, 02:18 PM »
That's a nice hefty bass rite there nice catch

rangerboats391

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Re: Report from FL
« Reply #6 on: Apr 15, 2019, 02:21 PM »
nice bass :D

ICEHOLE

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Re: Report from FL
« Reply #7 on: Apr 16, 2019, 04:28 AM »
Just job pat. Looks like a gun trip. I head to Mississippi in August, going to try and tangle with somthing there
Trout, LMB, SMB, BullHeads, Lakers, Pike, Carp

manitron

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Re: Report from FL
« Reply #8 on: Apr 16, 2019, 06:05 AM »
That's a beast, Gatorbait!

lowaccord66

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Re: Report from FL
« Reply #9 on: Apr 17, 2019, 09:20 AM »
Nice work Pat.

westernmas

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Re: Report from FL
« Reply #10 on: Apr 17, 2019, 09:26 AM »
Thanks guys!  She was excited to get a nice fish after not catching anything on the pontoon boat.  Good thing she was using a setup designed for saltwater because she horsed the thing in like it was a 1lber.
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