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Embracing The Fall, Pulling In The Fish

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On: Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 9:21AM | By: The Snook Cowboy

Fall is here and so is the fishing. The waters all up and down the West Coast are finally clearing up and cooling down.

This is the time of year for skinny waters and Bull Reds lurking on the flats. Snook season is winding down and I tend to leave them alone in the winter and focus on the Reds. My title is the Snook Cowboy, but give me a thirty-plus-inch Red on my line and I'm thrilled. Redfish provide a long-term fight unlike the quick drag-burning bursts of a Snook the same size.

A Red will continue to pull your line from your spool rather effortlessly several times, before he wears out and a lot of times I start wondering if my aging wrists can handle much more. I'm only 44, but I feel every spill I took water skiing and countless falls learning how to barefoot. Pops said I would pay for it one day, it's just I had no idea my fishing would be one of the collaterals.

Ha! Not to mention the countless number of fish I have caught during my lifetime of fishing in Florida, I didn't think about that one. Oh well, it evens the odds with the fish I guess. The more fish you have on your belt, the better the odds get for the fish over time; I think that's causality at work.

Anyway, I love this time of year as the weather is great, the fishing changes up, and great food is served for the next eight weeks leading up to the BBQ on New Years Day. Happy Holidays; and when in Southwest Florida give me a call and we'll "Hook Up"

Love & Light, The Snook Cowboy.


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