Friday, August 21, 2009

Late Success Saves the Day

Another tough day -- but only for a while.

Took my friend Rick Grassett of Sarasota and we got into the fish early. However, they were very spooky. It was frustrating. I was ready to head home at about 11 a.m.

But a funny thing happened on the way: We found loads of fish. They weren't easy, but we managed to land a few.

Rick was the first to hook up. He landed a 20-incher on his night snook fly. I got in on the act a few minutes later with a 23-incher. My hand turned hot and I landed four more in the next hour. My big fish -- the fourth of my five -- was a 27-incher.

We saw maybe a half dozen really big snook, but had no takers.

We joined up with Bob Parker, president of the Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers in Sarasota. We had a good time.

The bite wasn't the best, but still it was a good day.

Rick, Bob and I had lunch at Bogey's in Venice.

Good company, good times and good beer.

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