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Sunday, 16 May 2010 20:00

The Tale of the Big Ugly's part 1

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Day 1 “Anticipation”

Wow, where do you start when you spend three days in paradise?  I guess you start at the beginning.  My good friend Dave Robinson had planned a camping trip to the Big Bend area for some time, I met him on the road in Crystal River and we formed our two vehicle caravan the rest of the way to our campsite. A couple other friends, Tom and Justin would be joining us later.

 

Base Camp
Base Camp
The Yak
The Yak At Base Camp

So after getting the campsite setup, Dave and I were off.  Less than a mile and thirty minutes from the launch, we were on the fish.  We working a small cove and I spotted this tail pop up. Since I was shooting pictures I called Dave over. For several anxious minutes nothing happened. I just knew Dave was thinking, “This guy is nuts, there’s nothing over here” when all of a sudden I heard his jaw drop.

 

Tailing Black Drum
Tailing Black Drum
Tailing Black next to our yaks
Tailing Black next to our yaks

On the second cast Dave dropped it right in front of the “Big Ugly” and it was on.

 

Dave with fish on
Dave hooked up
Dave with a big Black Drum
Dave with a big Black Drum


The rest of the afternoon it was one tail after another.

 

Another tailing Black
Another tailing Black
Dave with another fish on
Dave with another fish on

Pulled hook!!

 

Daves fish takes off
Daves fish takes off


We poked around, never really getting out of sight of the launch, looking for the other species on our list, Redfish.

 

Me fishing insight of the launch
Me fishing insight of the launch
The Malibu
The Malibu

 

Blue Crab closeup
Blue Crab closeup
Dave with a Redfish
Dave with a Redfish

Day 1 comes to an end.

 

Sunset
Sunset
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