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Posted: Aug. 16 2006,14:25

show us the pic's ???  I know it was as hot as Saturday :cool:

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Posted: Aug. 17 2006,10:03

Sorry Bruce no pics. In fact although the day started well I only caught two nice size trout and two small redfish. I got there late deu to many small delays empty gas tank stop ath the money machine and a missing the exit for the turnpike off I75. I launced at high tide and paddled toward Joe Kemp tolling most of the way and stooping when I got a hit. Lots of grass used a small jig head and a weedles reig to minimize the grass on the lure. Missed quite a few hits. Caught a nice trout in the channel north of frank Key. Then another nice trout near E Foy Pass. Thunder storms over toward cape sable and north of snake bight. Drat! four flats boats fishing on the Snake bight pass. I paddle east of them and set up a drift down wind. So far all of my paddling has been into the wind. Lots of mullet and some big stuff feeding on them. Get my first small red on a Gulp Smelt  rigged weedless. Storm is moving closer I will have to keep an eye on it. Hook my second small redfish. Wait a minute all the flats boats have left. Ooops that storm is moving towards me. Time to run. I paddle west toward Joe kemp now the wind is really picking up right in my face 2 foot chop crossing the channel. Raindrops on the water. Here comes a squall line. Lightning over Joe Kemp time to turn south. Really rainning hard now only 2 secs between that last strike and the thunder. I run over a Shark and he scares the you know what out of me I am only in about a foot of water heading south east downwind the last lightning and thunder clap were less than a second apart. I came out of the storm on the east side about halfway down E Foy Pass. I stop to fish the pass but now another storm is building over Frank Key. Crap it's getting closer I thought the storms were moving west. Another frantic run into the wind again this time north then northwest back to Joe Kemp. After two hours of dodging storms I paddled over towards the marina and tried to fish but the outgoing tide has really muddied the water and the weeds were thick thick. Paddled back to the campground and pulled out around three with a sore butt.  Never kept a fish the red's were to small and the trout came to early and would have been rank by the time I got in. I met a guy named Bruce with a green pickup and a yellow canoe he was heading back out around 4 PM but my butt was to sore. Had fun, had an adventure got lots of upwind paddling practice.

Might go Saturday since my five day pass will still be good. Gotta see what time I get in Friday.
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Posted: Aug. 17 2006,14:53

I liked the report quirkster1!

Don't worry about taking cover any where, even the restricted areas, it could save your life! I stopped at the stilt houses east of the main channel once and was greeted by the friendliest folks. They shared a few beers with me told stories til I almost didn't want to leave.

I should be there Saturday sometime around 6:30 with camera in hand/pocket. I'm expecting a few others to meet up, even though the tide will be low at about 7:30am. áThe forcast(for what it's worth) winds are less than 3 till later in the am with scattered rain and storms in the early pm.

Hope to see/meet you there or soon!


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Posted: Aug. 17 2006,17:39

Hey ma. by my calculations your leaving at 0330 to drive down. I may leave around 0500. Are you guys meeting up anywhere. That is if I get in from this trip at a decent hour. I am writing this from Santo Domingo DR.
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