Snook, Reds, and a Big Puffer!

We have been working hard lately, the reels finally came and we had a whole bunch of preorders to pack up and send out. It was about time to go fishing. This past Tuesdays the the weather and tides seemed to match up perfectly, myself and my two good friends and pastors Drew and Brandon rigged up our new Ospreys and went fishing. We started the day off fishing the mangroves with live shrimp and popping corks. It wasn’t long until Drew caught his first fish on his new Osprey 3000. It was a beautiful little redfish.

As Drew was releasing his fish my Osprey 3000 started zinging line! A nice snook came to the surface and shook its head. I was able to land the fish. We quickly snapped a few photos and released it.

We continued to fish this little hole we found. Drew took a cast up into the mangroves and another snook clobbered his shrimp. As Drew was reeling his his snook, Brandon’s line went off! Double hook-up! — Brandon and Drew both landed their fish. It was a nice little snook and a 22 inch redfish.

Both fish were released to fight another day. After catching these two fish two mulleters came through revving their engine and cast netting, so we moved on to our next spot. It wasn’t long before we hooked into our first fish at the new spot. Drew hooking into a little snook and Brandon caught one of the largest puffer fish I have ever seen off the flats!

We continued to fish this spot for a little while longer, then I hooked into something big. Line took off on my Osprey 3000. I could tell it was a nice over slot redfish. After a few minutes I fought it into the boat, took a few photos and then released it. It was a beautiful red.

All in all I could not have asked for a better day of fishing. The water was like glass and the fish were biting, I was able to fish with the new Osprey 3000 and it performed like a champ. The only downside was that I forgot my Nikon, so I had to take photos with my sport cam.

— Tight Lines, Tim Sommer