Summer of 2011-Whopper Redfish and a Nice Surprise

The summer has flown by except for the heat.  Record heat days and for me as well a record number of large Redfish for the creeks. I have to admit the numbers of Redfish has not been great but the average size has been outstanding.  Many trips produced at least 1 Redfish over 30″.  Young Mike topped the bunch catching a Bonified Whopper 34″  the afternoon trip after we landed a thick 32″ Redfish on the morning outing.  The most pleasant surprise came near  the end of a morning trip that had been fairly slow when Sam landed a 10lb Tripletail that I spotted cruising the surface just off the grass line like a Cobia.  The fish nearly spooled the reel and jumped like a Tarpon.  Best eating I had all summer thanks to Sam sharing a nice fillet with me.

The good news is cooler weather is not far and with that comes the annual run of the Adult Reds in the rivers and sound.  Fish average near 40″ and can weigh over 30 lbs. You never know when a Tarpon might also snatch the bait and scream to the surface creating a monster hole in the ocean. More big fish pictures soon to follow.

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