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  • Capt Mike goes to Florida

    Landed in Orlando on Saturday May 21 and almost got the shaft from Budget rental car. Almost doubled the rental. After 40 minutes of saying I do not want the additional coverage they got the bill right. But did not have a car for us. They gave us instead a VW Turbo as a free upgrade. Makes you wonder if they had a Yugo for us first. Drove to Vero Beach and the famous Drift Wood Inn built by Waldo from old wood and who knows where else he got the materials from. Saturday night I fish the beach and hook up on a couple jacks. No camera but sure I would catch more I was not worried. Caught a look down also.

    Next morning at dawn I hit the beach and boy did I hook up. I fought this fish in the surf on med spinning tackle for 45 minutes. A crowd of anxious fisherman followed me down the beach for a mile or so while the fight got closer and closer to the end. We saw it twice and it was a big nurse shark. A helpful fisherman walked out in the surf and tried to grab his tail. That fish just took off and went off shore.. Had to clamp down on reel before line was gone..Broke off at leader knot.

    Went to a local bar Sunday mid day for some bloody mary's.

    Next two days no bites both dawn and sunrise in the surf. But did get a lady fish in a park on the bay side on fly. May have a pic of it.

    Next two Days we went to Sebastian Inlet and fished both sides.

    Tried my hand at some flats along the way.

    Went to Robbie's and fed the tarpon.

    From there we headed South to Islamorada and fished two days on the flats at MM 74.5 That was fun. A small bone fish and a bunch of cuda's where caught. Same next day.

    Next stop is Little Torch Key and fishing was very limited to a small area in front of resort beach. Thought I could fish the canals but no fishing signs said no.

    Capt Mike
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    Comments 7 Comments
    1. scrat's Avatar
      scrat -
      Wow! Nice catch and great fishing time you had. Thanks for sharing the post and beautiful pictures.
    1. skeetbum's Avatar
      skeetbum -
      What a time you had. I have fished exactly where you were at Sebastian and done very well at night. Glad you had a good trip.
    1. Billbob's Avatar
      Billbob -
      good times
    1. Dave and Lynn's Avatar
      Dave and Lynn -
    1. "G"'s Avatar
      "G" -
      Good report
    1. Redge's Avatar
      Redge -
      Very nice, I am not used to those Salt Fish.
    1. "D"'s Avatar
      "D" -
      Fantastic pics. Thanks.