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post Sep 21 2012, 09:28 PM
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took the annual fall trip to Choko. went with my cousin Doug and 2 other boats.

Arrived Thursday am about 9 after a delay. had to make a stop in Naples and wastaking the road through POI and got turned around because a semi took out the bridge.

weather was pretty cooperative, had the usual afternoon T-storms and it was somewhat breezy. we did get a major monsoon on Saturday (3 1/2 inches) that cut fishing short but it gave us time to get to the bar to watch UF beat UT.

Fishing wise, we caught 50+ reds in 3 days on my boat. My buddy Philip and Shawn caught more and they caught a lot of overslot fish. All of ours were 16-26" fish. nothing special, but it was fun. We didnt get any snook but the other boats got some small ones.

My highlight of the trip was catching a triple tail, never caught one. I caught it off the mangroves on the outside islands.

We went up into the river to try to find a poon, hooked 2, lost 2. dry.gif While in the river, my cousin found a pesky gator that liked his poppin cork. The cork lost.

The place we rented was badass. 2 bedroom, 4 beds, full kitchen, chickee hut, and boat ramp 20 yards from the door. $550 for 3 nights.

didnt take a ton of pics, was busy either reeling in a rat red or drinking a beer.











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post Sep 21 2012, 09:36 PM
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Doug caught a Curtis.






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post Sep 21 2012, 09:53 PM
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post Sep 22 2012, 05:37 AM
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Nice pics !!! Trips eat good . tu.gif


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post Sep 22 2012, 12:00 PM
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Sounds like a good trip, I need to get down there some day.


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post Sep 25 2012, 05:56 AM
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Nice report Tug. That is a nice tripletail. Wished I could have made the trip. I love Chocko.


PS. It is wierd seeing a fishing report and your boat floating all at the same time. ohmy.gif
 
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post Sep 25 2012, 06:56 AM
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This would've been an epic trip for the boat had Tug not pulled the drain plug before the monsoon, then it filled up from the cockpit, while on dry land!

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post Sep 26 2012, 08:51 AM
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stayed there before, is where Borf fukt up my boat
 
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post Sep 26 2012, 11:42 AM
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QUOTE (zamog @ Sep 26 2012, 10:51 AM) *
stayed there before, is where Borf fukt up my boat



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post Sep 26 2012, 02:25 PM
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Thanks for the invite


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post Sep 27 2012, 10:37 AM
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QUOTE (mwk @ Sep 26 2012, 04:25 PM) *
Thanks for the invite


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post Sep 27 2012, 11:53 AM
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QUOTE (Jig n Gig @ Sep 27 2012, 12:37 PM) *
You were invited Igor. Remember? You couldn't go?



what


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post Sep 28 2012, 07:30 AM
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QUOTE (mwk @ Sep 27 2012, 01:53 PM) *
what



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post Sep 28 2012, 06:50 PM
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biggrin.gif


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post Sep 28 2012, 08:15 PM
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QUOTE (mwk @ Sep 26 2012, 04:25 PM) *
Thanks for the invite



yep, what Jig said.


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post Oct 11 2012, 09:24 AM
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Great report! > three weeks and a wake up!!! Can't friggin wait! banger.gif


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