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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:07 pm 
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I was able to escape the cold of Philadelphia to enjoy the New Year down here in Matlacha. I was able to sneak out today around 1pm and went to maria Drive(Pine Island Commercial Launch). Went north around Demere key and started working the mangroves and managed a 24" redfish fairly quickly on a jerk shad followed by a nice Jack around 4-5lbs.

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Kept working into the next cut and got another redfish pretty similar 24-25" on the jerkshad.

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I continued around some boats and followed the mangroves east where it becomes more like backwater and caught a bunch of snook in the 18"-25" range.

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At about 4 I started working my way back and rehit a few of my favorite spots and caught a beautiful 29" red and a few more snook to finish out the day. Great start to the new year.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:39 pm 
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Great report thanks. We have been having nice warm weather for December and now first half of January should be similar. The snook are very happy with warm water. Maria Drive does offer a good variety of water and I used to fish it a lot when I lived on Pine Island.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:59 am 
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Nice looking fish. Good report. I also like that area, and plan to get my part sticker soon, so there's no charge there on holidays and weekends.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:45 am 
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That is the way to start the year! Great day, Congrats.


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