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Yankeetown, Florida A Plan A and B that Work!

Finally found the time to get out on the Gulf this week,Thursday, 9/18, if only for a couple of hours.

Along with Dan and Doug, two close friends, we struck out for the Spoil Islands just south of the Florida Barge Canal Channel. We arrived just in time to catch the last hour of a strong incoming tide, about 4 P.M..

Right off the bat, we noticed the bait getting slammed everywhere. Good sign. On their first casts, both of my partners were hooked up. Even better sign!

Dan reeled in a nice Flounder, about 3 lbs, while Doug fought what turned out to be a huge Stingray for about 5 minutes. In the meantime the sea’s had started to pick up, and within 30 minutes or so, we noticed white caps everywhere. By this time the bait had disappeared, and so had the incoming tide and the bite.

Time for Plan B.

With a 15 knot headwind we made our way into the Barge Canal in time to fish the first of the falling tide. Doug got a Snook on the first cast, and I redeemed myself by catching 3 slot sized Reds in about 5 minutes.

By days end, 2 hours of fishing, we had managed to catch 3 Redfish, 1 Snook, 1 Grouper, 1 Flounder, several Ladyfish, a couple Catfish, and 1 huge Stingray. Not bad for Plan B

A Yankeetown, Florida fishing report from Captain Nick