Caught this one today calling it 40" it was with a tail pinch. Caught this big girl two weeks ago
Both hit a 5" jerk bait on my 5.5ft rod you need a smaller rod so the cast are precise and where you want them. I use vanish floro 25lb seems to hold up pretty good along with 15lb braid these big fish get tired after 3 runs but they are intense. Good luck Tight lines and have some fun.
HCKAC TOURNAMENT SERIES EVENT #5 October 3rd - Weedon Island Area
Tampa Bay was a sheet of glass and the sunrise was spectacular... then all hell broke loose! Winds kicked up and made it brutal.
FIRST PLACE "Tide1on" - Steve Burke
69.0 Total Inches Snook 23.2" ● Redfish 28.0" ● Trout 17.8"
SECOND PLACE "redfish" - Jesse Wright
61.25 Total Inches Snook 21.0" ● Redfish 26.5" ● Trout 13.75"
THIRD PLACE "bicoastal" - Andrew Nitz
58.0 Total Inches Snook 18.0" ● Redfish 22.0" ● Trout 18.0"
"LARGEST SNOOK WINNER" $20.00 Ker's WINGHOUSE Gift Card
"Shark Bait" - Joseph Holler 29.1 inches
"LARGEST RED WINNER" $20.00 Ker's WINGHOUSE Gift Card
"rodney2814" - Rodney Nelson 28.7 inches
Anglers that signed-up: 36
Tokens submitted for review 30 (SUP Raffle* 25 YTD: 143)
Anglers that caught fish: 29
Total fish checked-in: 55 (YTD: 267)
Slams checked-in: 6 (YTD: 29)
Snook checked-in: 24 (YTD: 92)
Reds checked-in: 10 (YTD: 73)
Trout checked-in: 21 (YTD: 102)
Payouts & Gift Certificates: $780 (YTD: $3,865)
Anglers that have fished each event: 20
Disqualified Fish: 0 (YTD: 13) * To be eligible for SUP raffle you must be in the "Series Championship" and Present to Win
Thanks to everyone who came out today and fought the winds!
We appreciate it!!!
A "HUGE THANKS" goes out to the General Manager, Jon Eric and Servers Dominique & Danielle at... for the weigh-in location, the three $20 Gift Cards and the great service & food!!!
Up next is the final event "Any Event Area" of
HCKAC Tournament Series & The 2015 Series Championship
on Saturday, November 14th.
While fishing the mangroves yesterday I came upon a 30 to 40 thousand dollar boat blocking my path so I was forced to detour around them. Once around them I started casting back at the bushes and then this happened as both occupants of that boat looked on.
8th Annual Joe Island Fish_N_Munch
Predicting the weather in Florida during summer is always a crap shoot but odds are that it will rain on any given day. Our local radar showed a front heading our way the night before the 8th Annual HCKAC "Birthday" Fish_N_Munch and the forecast called for early morning storms. Mother nature decided to prove that meteorologists are only guessing what she will do and several HardCore kayak anglers also decided to call their bluff.
The skies were dry when we met but clouds were speeding by as winds were near double digits from the north and west.
The tide was high and fish were staging up at points and cuts waiting for bait to be flushed from their mangove hideouts. Snook, Reds and Trout were in attendance and everyone caught fish... except for Fishvision who only caught 1/2 of one.
FishinFox had a hot hand and scored a slot Red plus several Snook.
Luck was with us and we got several hours of fishing in, but storms were racing toward us so we got off the water to get our "munch" on.
Big thanks to those who came out! Cheers to another 8 years of HardCore kayak angling.
Moments after this pic, the sky opened up and we had to scramble loading up.
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