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. 🙂
Sunrise at Grassy Point
15″ Speckled Trout. First cast before the shrimp sunk from the surface.
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.
There he is! A Red Drum measuring around 35″. I couldn’t get an exact measurement because my tape is only 30″.
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!