Anyone going out tomorrow, 8/9?

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PhishingNole
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Anyone going out tomorrow, 8/9?

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Anyone going out on a kayak tomorrow and looking for company? I'm going to try and be on the water by 6:45 to target some trout and probably fish till noon.

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PhishingNole
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Went out to Hickory Mound and only pulled in a single keeper trout. Tons of mullet jumping all around.

Water was very smooth and coke colored till about 9 or so. Floating grass was really thick, and I couldn't get by with topwater or even weedless paddle tails.

Popping rig with Gulp shrimp seemed to get tore up within just a few minutes every time (puffers maybe?) so I switched to the more durable DOA shrimp. Lots of hard bites, but only the one hookset.

Cut it a little close on low tide and had to drag the kayak a little on my way back in.

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ropeman
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Sounds like a good day! I'm happy to bring home one keeper trout these days. Does Hickory Mound come out to the gulf at Deep Creek? If so it looks like a short paddle to Grey Mare.
Mckayaker
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No. Hickory mound is east of the Ecofina River. I measure twelve nautical miles from the center creek out from Hickory to Grey Mare. That’s one heck of a paddle.


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PhishingNole
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No, it's part of the Big Bend WMA, well east of there.


I forgot to mention I actually got trapped in a creek for a little bit due to two Manatees mating (I assume, though I suppose it could have been a fight to the death over a prized heifer) right in the middle of a creek opening.

I considered going around, but I've read a few stories about spooked manatees thrashing under a kayak and ruining a day, so I just waited them out.

It was a little interesting trying to figure out just what I was seeing as I got closer. I was worried I was witnessing one of Gary's national geographic moments at first.

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ropeman
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Mckayaker wrote:No. Hickory mound is east of the Ecofina River. I measure twelve nautical miles from the center creek out from Hickory to Grey Mare. That’s one heck of a paddle.
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I forgot it was that far East. Haven't been there in years.
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