[nggallery id=814]My wife Barb, our puppy Mulligan and I joined our good friend Mike Scarlett for a few hours fishing in Port Charlotte Bay, Fl. We started out fishing the pilings around Boca Grande Pass using small fiddler crabs on drop-shot rigs and caught a variety of fish including snapper, grunts & snook. From there we travelled est to the Bull Bay area of Charlotte Harbor where we cast 1/8 oz. jigs rigged with 3″ plastic grubs. The action was steady and we caught lot’s of spotted sea trout & ladyfish. One of my wife Barb’s highlights was hooking a ray on the Rapala R-Type medium action spinning rod and reel loaded with Sufix 832, 20 lb. test braid. The ray fought hard, was handled gently and released quickly.
All three of us use the Rapala R-Type and Rapala Shift spinning and baitcasting outfits which permormed really well for shallow saltwater fishing. I hope to check-out the canals for mullet over the next couple of days. These fish are plentiful, they taste great and the best way to catch them is with a cast net.