Saturday, 6-21-08 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 23, 2008
Capt. Eric

Jennifer and Matson

6-21-08 Jennifer , Matson 019  This was gonna be a good day. The weather perfect with no wind and just plain hot. We are in our typical summer weather pattern. Hot with afternoon thunderstorms. The tide in the Sebastian Inlet at 7 a.m. was pretty slack switching to incoming. I had my girlfriend Jennifer and a friend Matson who fishes with me when we both have time. The greenies are still thick just outside the Inlet.

With plenty of bait in the live well, we left and started our search. The schools of Bonita are feeding on the glass minnows.  We made a few casts at them but no luck. Once we got the spot, I threw on a live shrimp and tossed it out behind the boat. I handed off the rod to Jennifer and about 20 seconds later she got a hit. She did a great job of hooking up that fish. It was difficult at first to know what it was, but after a couple of trademark runs I knew it was a big Permit. We got most of the fight on video. It was quite the fight, The permit ended up 20lbs. Jennifer caught it on 10lb. test line. Nice catch!

Jennifer was on fire she couldn’t miss. She caught a nice size Bonita, a small Red Snapper, Barracuda, and a big Jack. 5 species, all good fighting fish on 10lb. test. Matson caught himself a Permit. It was smaller around 7 or 8 lbs. and lots of Barracudas. As for me I caught nothing but a good time. My day was made seeing Jennifer catch that big Permit. That was a great day. Check out the video…..


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