02 February 2015

• #24: Islamorada Journal 2015…02 FEB "Fishing Continues To...To...To Not Be So Hot”

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Friday's sunset.

Friday's moon.

Saturday's sunset...

...and moon.

Sunday's sunset.

Following another bout with the winds we finally got back out on the water on GroundHog Day.

Charley and his friend, Paul, from New Jersey joined me on Shoo-Fly and we promptly set out to check all the usual suspects in hopes of finding gamefish.

We did find barracudas in one location, but they were spooky, gave us a couple of follows, and then turned their noses up and disappeared. That was it for excitement for the day.

So we wound up at a known spot for catching jack crevales and had fun for an hour or so letting 60-70 of them bend our rods and stretch our lines. They are scrappy little rascals and they hit deer-hair jigs, plugs, Kastmasters, and clouser minnows quite readily.

While we had fun out on the water, we really miss seeing seatrout, ladyfish, redfish, and mackerel which seem to have vanished from the back-country areas we fish.

Hopefully, this will improve.

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