Grassy Point   |   July 18, 2015
It was a beautiful morning to start a fishing trip.  Donny woke us all up early so I got an even earlier start than I had planned.  That gave me plenty of time to get an anchor at Wal-Mart for my kayak, eat some sausage biscuits from McDonalds and pick up some live shrimp from the bait shop plus find a new fishing hole and I still got on the water just as the sun peeked above the horizon.  There’s nothing like getting up at 3:30 for a good fishing trip.  You’ve got to be dedicated if you want to get the big ones.  🙂
 
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 Sunrise at Grassy Point
 
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 15″ Speckled Trout.  First cast before the shrimp sunk from the surface.
 
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 The big one’s on!  It was on the last dead shrimp I saved just in case I ran out of live ones.  He hit about two seconds after I cast.
 
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 There he is!  A Red Drum measuring around 35″.  I couldn’t get an exact measurement because my tape is only 30″.
 
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 Unfortunately he was too big to keep.  Florida law gives a slot for keeper fish.  They have to be longer than 18″ but shorter than 27″ so he wasn’t even close.  Way to big!
 
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Carlie and Donny checking out the Speckled Trout.