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Posted: Aug. 13 2006,09:05

Well, I got a late start, arrived at Flamingo just before 7am. It was already hot. Couple of trucks with bed extenders so I figure Kneedeep and maybe Tom are out some where. Having met kneedeep on a previuos trip, I figure he was there at the crack of midnite. A quick scan and not a yak to be seen so I head towards Bradley. The tide seemed strange and the water was very dirty.

My super secret Wally World softbait just wasn't getting me any hook-ups so I headed toward the flats I have named shark. On the way, I passed massive areas of weed that weren't there last week. Did I say it was hot!

Nearing shark flats there was tons of bait acting nervous so I broke out the fly rod. I guess I have to learn to set a hook by hand, not using the noodlerod. Sure glad no one was around to see that fiasco. Out comes the WW secret weapon, and second cast produces a barely legal red. This was to be the only fish that was f&r. Almost  didn't make it to the SW edge of Joe Kemp for the 9:25 toast and my second beverage. It was hot!

At the channel north of Kemp the tarpon were loaded up. This is where I meet Tom and Kneedeep. All poons, from babies to monsters were in the area. There was a gator that eyed every hook-up and I had it hit at my jerk bait.  Several tarpon were jumped by me and the other derelicts.

Tom and kneedeep decided to head back, I think there were fish to ice down and beers to polish off. It was way hot. I fished another couple hours till I got bored of jumping the poons.
Another great day on the water even if it was or seemed to be 110 degrees with little cloud cover. Can you say HOT?
The Wally World lures have now scored..trout, tarpon, snook, all kinds of jacks and a lady fish or two and almost a gator. NO slimey seakitties!


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Posted: Aug. 13 2006,11:27

Nice report !!
That sounds like a blast Bruce. Jumping tarpon of any size is thrilling.
BTW, What is the travel time fom Margate  / Coral Springs area?

Any chance of running out super early and being back by 1 or so? or is this an all day thing?
I'd love to trek out one time with you.  Will have to plan it right though as a pregnant wife worries far too much the longer I am away.....

Phoneman and I had a blast in the ocean of Pompano pier today. Ocean was quite accomodating !   Sabiki'd some small and a few large pilchards by the pier and freelined em for non stop hookups.  Landed a Cero, Baby yellowtail, various runners and jacks....even a grunt to round out the trashfish slam...Quite a few cutoffs as well, as the macs were just crashing the bait pods for a solid 1.5 hrs....
Too tired to post more now, but I'll give some details later. ( Yes I wil star my own thread...lol )
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Posted: Aug. 13 2006,15:13

glad to hear you guys had a great time, too, and a lot closer to home! Got Pic's?

As to travel time, yours might be better than mine. I've been taking the jeep and it only cruises comfortably at between 55 to 60. That translates to about 2.5 hours, driveway to launch with no traffic. If you cruised at or maybe 5 above, you'd cut time by 30 to 45 minutes, I guess. I took a little over 3.5 hours to get home last Saturday. Suprising, gas at Florida city was almost 20 cents cheaper!

If you're not use to the heat, (I work outside) fishing would only be tolorable till around 10am. As long as there is a little breeze, the swamp angels aren't bad AFTER you launch.


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Posted: Aug. 14 2006,05:49

Wow, sounds like a bit of a drive.  I would need /want to plan an all day thing to be sure.

Phoneman had the digicamera and we do have some shots to post as soon as he gets to it I suppose.

I wonder if he got a shot of me flipping the yak...hmmmm

I'll save that story for the post. :laugh:
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