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Wednesday, 21 July 2010 02:00

Wednesday, Sand Key FL

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Our Florida trip started with us landing in Tampa around 5:00 PM on Tuesday July 13, 2010 after being delayed a bit out of Louisville, KY.  I quickly caught the shuttle to National Rental Car where I was lucky enough to get a minivan with a roof rack for the same price as my full size rental. 

DSC_0470From there we busted butt to Auburndale, FL (a little over an hour away) to pick up two Emotion Grand Slams from the house of David Simms the owner of Action Watersports (http://actionwatersports.net/).  We made the hour plus drive back to Seminole, FL where we had a delicious dinner with Mark’s parents and called it a night.

DSC_0476We awoke at 5:30 Wednesday morning, loaded up the van and headed to San Key FL after stopping for a quick bite to eat.  We met up with Chip (treehugger) and Brad (the clone) along with our local angler Rob (abadbackcast).  We loaded up the kayaks and gear and were on the water by 7:am.

It was a beautiful day on the water.  We paddled to a sand bar and fished the edges for trout.  The first catch of the day belonged to clone with a lizard fish.   We got harassed quite a bit by the needle fish which I found are great at biting the tails off of your jerk baits and minnows.

Several trout were also caught by Mark, Rob, Chip, and Brad before low tide about 9:00AM.  We saw a few small sharks, which we tried to catch with no luck.  So we paddled to an inlet for the incoming tide.   Several more trout and lizard fish were caught before we called it a day and made the long paddle back to the launch site.

After loading up our tackle and poles Mark and I took the Grand Slams back out onto the water and did a few re-entries, and stability test.  The Grand Slams performed great but more about that when we do the product review.

It was a great day on the water even though I got skunked!  Thanks again to everyone for hanging out and thanks to Rob for showing us the spots at Sand Key.


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adam hayes

About the Author: Adam Hayes is an avid kayak angler and the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com. He enjoys spending time on the water with his friends and family and really just about anything than involves growing the sport of kayak fishing.


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