Goonie Redfish sabbatical…

As I hammer down paperwork and prepare some presentations for important corporate meetings this week, I thank God that I had the opportunity to make a 5 day trip up north this last week to take a short break from the madness ahead and relax on a short sabbatical.  The first leg of the trip brought me to meet with my buddies Capt. Will Le (Native Fly Charters) and Capt. Ron Wilter for a few days of redfishing in the Space Coast (Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River, Indian River Lagoon).  Capt. Ron had a little local private fish camp that I was able to stay at named “the Wack”.  While on the water, we had some tough shots at many weary and emotionally distressed redfish but we were able to capitalize on feeding some of these Goonie redfish using custom tied redfish flies, Sebile Topwaters, and various DOA plastics.   I would have to say, if it weren’t for being able to throw a full clear Monic Fly line, some of the redfish I hooked would not have been possible.  Besides the great time I had on the water, time off the water was great as well as I got to experience a little of what a surfing community was all about and sample some of the fine cullianry delights the space coast had to offer… think Mango Mahi, fried soft shell crab, crab meat stuffed blackened grouper, Oak cHill chowder (gator tail, clam, and red chowder fixins), and some local Italian dining.  The Space Coast of FL from New Smyrna Beach to Cocoa Beach offers a great inshore fishery for redfish and trout.  I can’t wait to get back…

I almost had my fill on the first leg of my trip but there was more ahead.  I left “the wack” after a few days of redfishing and headed to the big snook central of FL near DOA Lures headquarters.  Stay tuned for more…

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