Campers Catch Dinner!

February 21, 2016 by Tim Jeleniowski

Trip Info

The Catch
Snook
Snapper (Mangrove)
Sheepshead
Summary

Today I picked up Jesse and Danny from Cayo Costa Island.  They were camping out on Cayo which is one of our beautiful Barrier Islands.  Cayo Costa is almost all State park and undeveloped.  It is an excellent destination for a day trip shelling, for a beach walk, or to have a private day on the beach without all the hustle and congestion of a public beach, and you can camp there as well in their cabins or in a tent.  So Jesse and Danny were camping and wanted to get out and do some fishing.  I picked them up from the island and asked them what there goal for this trip was.  The told me they did not have anything for dinner so their goal was to catch dinner for the day.  With that in mind we headed up to Boca Grande Pass and started fishing for snapper.  It didn’t take long and they started loading the icebox up with mangrove snapper and releasing countless grouper.  We then moved over some rocks and the snapper bite continued and we started pulling in some sheepshead.  After catching enough for dinner we moved on to trying to catch some snook.  We moved to a mangrove line known to hold snook and redfish, and the grand finale came with Danny’s first snook ever.  No monster but a perfect first snook.  It was a great day and I look forward to taking them out on their next adventure soon.

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