Thom and Chipper
Fall is in the air. The temp. is down a bit and it feels great outside. The Rays won there first playoff game ever. The Bucs are 3 and 1, and the Snook fishing has been good. If it wasnt for the economy right now life would be perfect. Anyways Thom was in town and it was time to go Snooking. We watched the end of the Ray’s game and headed to the Inlet. Someone yanked my bait out the cage. Who ever you are, If you read this just remember karma is a b-tch. Well, luckily I was ready for that. We were pressed on daylight though. We hauled butt to a bait spot and had 50 baits in about 30 mins.
The tide was still outgoing very lightly when it got dark. We made a few drifts and no fish. The tide switched at about 8 p.m. As soon as the tide switched the Snook began to hit. Thom hooked up first and landed a short Snook. A few drifts later Thom hooked up and then Chipper hooked up, a double hook up. Both Snook were in the keeper size slot. That gave us two fish in the box, we needed one more. Chipper caught two more fish that were way to big and Thom caught a few that were just a bit short. I fished a little and couldn’t get a bite. I was starting to wonder if we were going to get that third keeper. Then it happened I got hit on a small pig. I fed the line to it and set that hook with authority. Snook on and it was a good one. When we landed it, we thought it might be to big. It was fat and maybe just short enough to come home. We measured it and it just made it 31 and 3/4. It was a little difficult to get our fish, but hard work pays off. Thom thanks as always.