Saturday, 5-05-12 Strikezone Shootout

May 7, 2012
Capt. Eric

Dan Agent and I,

The Strikezone Shootout was this weekend. Dan and I fished it together. The moon was at its brightest and fullest! The tournament started on Friday night at 9 p.m. and weigh-in was before 5 p.m. on Saturday. We fished for Snook Friday night. Dan caught the winning Snook, 12.3lbs at 9:30 p.m. We caught a lot of Redfish. Smallest Red was 28″.  That ended up our only Snook.

After Snook fishing we fished the flats for Trout. We didn’t spend too much time with Trout. We ran into our friend Scott L. who already caught 10.13lb. Trout. So, our chances of catching one bigger was pretty slim. At 4 a.m. we crashed for a few hours then headed for a day offshore. We caught some fish, a few small kings, a small keeper Triple Tail and had a few shots at a couple of small dolphin. We also had a 40-50lb. Cobia swim up to the boat, I reeled a bait right up to him but he just turned his head and swam away. The full moon was having its effect on the fishing. We managed to pull out the winning Snook though. This was a very fun Tournament. Inshore and Offshore, fishing 20hrs. I will definitely fish the Strikezone shootout again next year.

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